Baldr’s Death by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1817, #ThrowbackThorsday for 3/19/15

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“Balders død”, or “Balder’s Death”, by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1817. Thor with Mjölnir sits on Odin’s left, the viewer’s right, observing the death of his brother Balder the Beautiful, most beloved of the gods. Following a series of visions showing Balder in peril, Odin sought guidance from a seeress, who foretold the…

Baldr’s Death by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, 1817, #ThrowbackThorsday for 3/19/15