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Valhalla 13 - The Ballad of Balder, 2006
Drawn and narrated by Peter Madsen
Being a living dead can be depressing at times. Therefore the Goddess of Death, Hela, wants Loki to help her invigorate the Kingdom of the Dead. And when he refuses she threatens him with a terrible punishment: She will make the other gods believe that Loki is going to kill Balder!
Loki works very hard to make sure that absolutely nothing happens to Balder - or to himself. But in doing so, he starts the exact same chain of events that he is trying to avoid...
Valhalla 13 is a recounting of the myth of Balder's being shot by his brother, Hödr, with a mistletoe. The death goddess, Hela, and the Valkyrie Nanna are introduced. The story is based on three very different versions of the myth in the saying "Balder's Dreams", The Prose (Snorri's) Edda and the Gesta Danorum by Saxo Grammaticus, respectively.
"The Ballad of Balder" has so far been published in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.
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