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.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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