Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Rune: Sowulo (soe-wee-low) #16 The god Baldur and belonging to the god Hagal.
Balder is the god of the sun. He was the son of Odin and Frigg. He was gentle and much loved by the gods and men alike for his gentle nature, his mercy and his ability to make wise, sound judgements. His twin brother, Hodur, was the opposite. Some contribute the two with creating summer and winter. Balder suffered from nightmares that eventually came true. His brother Hodur killed him with a lance made by Loki. The lance was fashioned from misletoe taken from a plant that grew on an oak tree at Valhalla's entrance. His wife Nanna, died so that she could join him in death.
Symbol: The Sun
Meaning: Clear vision, clarity, achievement
Reversed: Self-centered and egotistical