Asgard - the pyre of Balder Picture

In my series of nordic mythology pictures I have come to the death of Balder.

Balder was the son of Oden. Balder was the wisest, most handsome and friendliest of the Asa gods. Loke envied him. As result of scheming by Loke, Balder was killed.

The body of Balder was placed on a ship to be burnt. Before pushing the boat out, Oden placed the magic ring Draupner with Balder and whispered something in the ear of Balder. Oden never told anyone what he whispered to Balder.

Acording to Snorre Sturlason the ship was Ringhorne, the biggest ship of all. I have gone with a more modestly sized boat.

Other Asgård pictures
Ymer in Ginungagap
The killing of Ymer (The drowning of the giants)
Loke meets Oden
Oden hangaguth
The sky and the sun(Tyr and Heimdall)
Idun and the golden apples
Sindre and Brok
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