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Elder Edda - Study Guide Baldr's Dream (Baldrs draumar) Summary & Analysis

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The ZHsir and Asynior come together to discuss Baldr's bad dreams and Odin agrees to ride down to Hell. He comes to the eastern doors and speaks a spell to arouse the seeress from her grave. She awakens and asks who causes her to travel the difficult road after being dead for so long. Odin gives his name as Way-tame, son of Slaughter-tame, and desires to hear news from hell. He asks for whom the benches have been prepared. The seeress tells him that the mead stands ready for Baldr and despair hangs over the ZHsir. After giving her answer the prophetess says she is done speaking but Odin implores her to answer more questions. Odin will continue to plead for more answers following each question. He wishes to know who will kill Baldr. The seeress reluctantly states that Hod will...

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