Another son of Odin, he’s also Balder’s brother. Most brotherly double deities come in goodie-baddie editions, and as he killed his beautiful brother you’d be forgiven for thinking that Hoder was a nasty sort. But actually he was tricked into it by Loki. Read all about it in Balder’s entry.
The Gods were most upset, and Hoder was killed by Vali in revenge. That might seem unfair, but then he shouldn’t have been chucking mistletoe about, should he?
Hoder Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Höðr, Hodur, Hod, Höd
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
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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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