E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.)
N.B.Sydney Dobell (born 1824) has a poem entitled Balder, published in 1854.
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.