Hermod

Danish - A Danish king. Also called Hermod, Hermoth, Hermoth, Hermothr, Hermothr, Irwin, Irwin or Hermod.
Norse - Messenger of the gods. Son of Odin and Frigga. Brother of Balder, Hoder and Thor. Swiftest of the gods, he received fallen heroes in Valhalla. When Hoder inadvertently killed his twin brother Balder with a mistletoe branch, Hermod rode down to Niflheim on Sleipnir, Odin's eight-legged horse, to plead that his brother be restored to life. Hela agreed provided that the whole world wept for Balder. When just one giantess, Thok (thought to be Loki in disguise), refused to shed a tear, Hela kept her own. He brought back from Niflheim Odin's ring, Draupnir, and Nanna's magic ring which had been placed in Balder's pyre. Also identified as Hermod, Hermoth, Hermoth, Hermothr, Hermothr, Irwin, Irwin or Hermod.

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