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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Balder,
 
the god of peace, second son of Odin and Frigga. He was killed by the blind war-god Höder, at the instigation of Loki, but restored to life at the general request of the gods. (Scandinavian mythology.)   1
   N.B.—Sydney Dobell (born 1824) has a poem entitled Balder, published in 1854.   2
        Balder is the sun or daylight which is killed by the blind-god at the instigation of Loki or darkness, but is restored to life the next day.
   Balder’s abode was Broadblink (vast splendour).   3
 


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