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"Each arrow overshot his head" (1902) by Elmer Boyd Smith. Baldr (also Balder , Baldur ) is a god in Norse mythology . In the 12th century, Danish accounts by Saxo Grammaticus and other Danish Latin chroniclers recorded a euhemerized account of his story. Compiled in Iceland in the 13th century, but based on much older Old Norse poetry , the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda contain numerous references to the death of Baldr as both a great tragedy to the Æsir and a harbinger of Ragnarök .
In Norse mythology , Dagr ( Old Norse "day" [ 1 ] ) is day personified. This personification appears in the Poetic Edda , compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda , written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson . In both sources, Dagr is stated to be the son of the god Dellingr and is associated with the bright-maned horse Skinfaxi , who "draw[s] day to mankind".
"Frey" redirects here. For other uses of Frey and Freyr , see Frey (disambiguation) . "Freyr" (1901) by Johannes Gehrts. Freyr (sometimes anglicized Frey , from * frawjaz "lord" [ 1 ] ) is one of the most important gods of Norse paganism . Freyr was associated with sacral kingship , virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and was pictured as a phallic fertility god , Freyr "bestows peace and pleasure on mortals". Freyr, sometimes referred to as Yngvi -Freyr, was especially associated with Sweden and seen as an ancestor of the Swedish royal house .
Sól ( Old Norse "Sun") [ 1 ] or Sunna ( Old High German , and existing as an Old Norse and Icelandic synonym : see Wiktionary sunna , "Sun") is the Sun personified in Germanic mythology . One of the two Old High German Merseburg Incantations , written in the 9th or 10th century CE, attests that Sunna is the sister of Sinthgunt . In Norse mythology , Sól is attested in the Poetic Edda , compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda , written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson . In both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda she is described as the sister of the personified moon, Máni , is the daughter of Mundilfari , is at times referred to as Álfröðull , and is foretold to be killed by a monstrous wolf during the events of Ragnarök , though beforehand she will have given birth to a daughter who continues her mother's course through the heavens. In the Prose Edda , she is additionally described as the wife of Glenr .
An undead völva , a Scandinavian seeress, tells the spear-wielding god Odin of what has been and what will be in Odin and the Völva by Lorenz Frølich (1895) For the practices and social institutions of the Norse pagans, see Norse paganism Norse mythology or Scandinavian mythology is the body of mythology of the North Germanic peoples stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.