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Image: Wotan as Wonderer, Brunhild as Shield maiden, Die Norns, Gunter, Hagen, Brunhild as Valkyrie.

Portrait length color image of Baldur , by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Baldur , by George Stuart.

From Gotterdammerung, Baldur emerged as a symbol of redemption.

Baldur, son of Wotan and Frigga is the personification of purity and virtue. Everyone loves Baldur except jealous Loki. Frigga has made every aspect of nature to pledge never to harm Baldur and he becomes impervious to any weapons. Loki notices that Frigga had overlooked the lowly mistletoe plant. Loki engineers the murder of Baldur. Thus begins Ragnarok or Gotterdamerrung, the end of the god's world.

Full length color image of Baldur , by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Baldur , by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Baldur , by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

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