Norse Mythology

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HERMOD

Norse Messenger God

Also known as Hermoth, Hermóðr

Nimble-footed Messenger of the Gods

He is also brother of the unfortunate Balder. He risked life and limb by racing Odin’s eight-legged steed all the way to hell to plead for his brother’s return. This was granted on condition that everything in the entire universe weep for him. Unfortunately the ‘Shed A Tear For Balder’ campaign didn’t make much impact on the man in the street and Balder stayed firmly dead.

In token of his heroic attempt, Hermod became the landlord of Valhalla. He’s your host if you wish to die bravely in battle.

Hermod Facts and Figures

Name: Hermod
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hermoth, Hermóðr

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Messages
Area of expertise: Messenger

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 401

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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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