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Blondbraid Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
How nice, he looks restful!
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PeKj Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
That's because he is not at this time playing his version of 'Highway to Helheim'. Not restful at all. Headbang!

And yes I have a license to make horrible jokes. :)
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Lord-Triceratops Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hoder was the blind guy/god that Loki "framed" to kill Baldur, right? He's the only blind guy in Norse myth that I know of.  
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PeKj Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Yes that's the one :)

Though he is not blind in the version told by Saxo Grammaticus, but I do not think old Saxo is very reliable as far as retelling the stories about the old gods goes. He had a decidedly christian agenda.
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Lord-Triceratops Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then what the hell versions have I been reading? All I knew about him was he was blind and Loki's fall guy that one time. I knew nothing about him playing a harp, but I figured the gaps were from the Poetic Edda and other historical texts/tapestries/etc.
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PeKj Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
You have read the Snorre Sturlasson version which is the more well-known version and probably the one that is closer to the original myths. I have also included some elements from Finnish mythology where the hero Leminkännen is killed by a bow shot from the blind herdsman with the wet hat. Wet hat "märkä hattu" might be a distortion of "mörke hadur" (dark Hoder).
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xtcgm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
We don't see enough of Hoder.
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PeKj Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Since Höder is blind the reverse would also be true. :)
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xtcgm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Boom!  Boom!
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
ooo nice :D
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PeKj Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Thank you :D
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
no problem :D
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