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Baldr: The Origins and History of the Famous Norse God Whose Death Leads to Ragnarok

Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Categories: History, European
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One of the most influential and famous of the Norse Gods, Baldr "the Bright", Odin’s second son, occupies a place in Norse mythology like no other. His fate was either that of the harbinger of doom or of salvation, depending on the interpretation of his myths. His story is one of the few that plays a pivotal role in the early days of the gods, as well as in their cataclysmic end - Ragnarök - and was even one of the very few to return to the light after the devastation.

Baldr was not just a key figure in Norse mythology, however, features of his story - his apparent resurrection being one - are central to some of the most pivotal myths to emerge from Indo-European traditions and they make for fascinating learning to anybody with an interest in the movement and development of Scandinavian culture as well as that of Christianity. Featuring miracles and magic, descents into the underworld and the destruction of the gods, Baldr’s story remains one of the most beloved in all world mythology.

Baldr: The Origins and History of the Famous Norse God Whose Death Leads to Ragnarok looks at the story and the legendary Norse deity. You will learn about Baldr like never before.

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