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Rinda - Norse Goddess of the Frozen Earth

Beautiful and headstrong, Rinda personifies the hard, frozen earth. She is the daughter of Billing, King of the Ruthenians, and wife of Odin, father of the gods.

With Odin, Rinda has a son, Vali, whose destiny is to avenge the death of Odin’s older son, Baldur. When Baldur is killed with a branch of mistletoe by his blind brother Hodur, Odin learns of a prophecy that Vali, son of Rinda, would avenge Baldur’s death by slaying Hodur.

And so Odin sets out to win Rinda’s hand, in order that the prophecy be fulfilled. Nine months after they marry, their son Vali is born. As foretold, Vali grows into a man in just one day, and travels to Asgard, home of the gods, where he kills Hodur with his bow and arrow.

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