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zondag 5 augustus 2012

Hodr

Hodr is a bit of a "fuzzy" character. His relationship with Baldr puzzles me. In the Work of Peter Madsen (on of my great inspirations" this duality is also made clear. Baldr 'overhelps' his brother, thus causing Hodr to hate him.
This duality is clearly put forward by Saxo. He makes the brothers into 2 bitter enemies who fight a war with each other over a woman, Nana. In Saxo's story, Baldr loses the game, whilst in the more clasic sources, Nanna is Baldrs wife.
Perhaps Saxo distorted the original story in order to fit his christian beliefs, or there is more to the story then has been related to us...

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