Höðr (Hodr)

Höðr is a blind god associated with darkness and winter. He is the son of Óðinn and Frigg, and the brother of Baldr. Höðr’s most notable myth involves the tragic death of his brother Baldr. Deceived by Loki, Höðr is tricked into throwing a mistletoe spear at Baldr, the only substance that can harm him, leading to Baldr’s death. This event is a pivotal moment in Norse mythology, setting off a series of events that ultimately lead to Ragnarök. Despite his role in this tragedy, Höðr’s actions are typically seen as unintentional and manipulated by Loki.