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Northern Myths

    42: Baldrs Draumar or Baldr’s Dreams from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology

    We return to the story of the Death of Baldr through the famous poem Baldrs Draumar, or Baldr's Dreams.

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    We return to the story of the Death of Baldr through the famous poem Baldrs Draumar, or Baldr’s Dreams, where Odin rides down into the underworld to find out why his son Baldr is having bad dreams about his death. We dive into the symbolism behind Baldr and what he and his death represent, and the ways the different versions of the story can change the meaning.