Hoder

Norse - The blind god of darkness. Son of Odin and Frigga. Twin brother of Balder. Brother of Hermod and Thor. Frigga had extracted a promise from all things that they would cause no harm to Balder but she overlooked the mistletoe. The gods made a game of throwing things at Balder and none of them could harm him until Loki, the troublemaker, persuaded the blind Hoder to throw a branch of mistletoe. This branch, guided by Loki, killed Balder immediately. In another story, Hoder and Balder vied for the hand of Nanna. When she married Hoder, he killed Balder with the sword, Mistillteinn, stolen from Mimingus. In some versions, Hoder was killed by Vali, son of Odin and Rinda, who, having grown to manhood in one day, arrived with his bow and arrows and shot Hoder to avenge Balder, thus fulfilling a prophecy of Rothiof. Some say that he was sacrificed for killing Balder, others that both survived Ragnarok. Occasionally identified as Hoder, Angerbode, Angerbode, Angbodi, Angerboda, Angrboda, Angrbotha, Angubodi, Angur-boda, Angurboch, Angurbode, Gna, Ljod, Ang(e)rboda, Angur-Boda, Aurbada, Hyrokkin, Biorno-Hoder, Biorno-Hoder, Hoder, Bjorno-Hoder, Bjorno-Hoder, Hod, Hod, Hodir, Hodir, Hoder, Hodr, Hodr, Hodur, Hodur, Hromund, Hromund, Hoder or Mistillteinn.
Norse - An Icelandic outlaw. Also called Hoder, Angerbode, Angerbode, Angbodi, Angerboda, Angrboda, Angrbotha, Angubodi, Angur-boda, Angurboch, Angurbode, Gna, Ljod, Ang(e)rboda, Angur-Boda, Aurbada, Hyrokkin, Biorno-Hoder, Biorno-Hoder, Hoder, Bjorno-Hoder, Bjorno-Hoder, Hod, Hod, Hodir, Hodir, Hoder, Hodr, Hodr, Hodur, Hodur, Hromund, Hromund, Hoder or Mistillteinn.

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