According to Norse mythology, Baldr, the son of the god Odin and the goddess Frigg, was killed by a spear made of mistletoe. The story goes that Baldr had a premonition of his own death and told his mother about it. Frigg, who loved her son deeply, made all objects on earth swear an oath not to harm Baldr. However, she overlooked mistletoe, thinking it was too young and harmless to pose a threat.
The god Loki, who was known for his mischievous nature, learned of Frigg’s oversight and decided to use it to his advantage. He convinced the blind god Höðr to throw a spear made of mistletoe at Baldr during a game in which the gods were tossing objects at Baldr to test his invincibility. The spear struck Baldr, killing him instantly.
The death of Baldr was a tragic event in Norse mythology and was seen as a great loss to the gods and the world. It is said that the earth itself mourned for Baldr, and his death was the beginning of the end of the world, as it was prophesied that the gods would ultimately be defeated by the forces of evil in the final battle of Ragnarok.
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