Old Norse name of a god meaning 'lord, prince'
See also Baldi
For combinations see BALD (name element)
Frigg made every object on earth vow never to hurt Baldr because she had had a dream of Baldr's death. All objects but the mistletoe made the vow. Loki heard of this and made a spear from that weed and gave it to Baldr's blind half brother Hǫðr who inadvertently killed his brother.
In the Old Norse poetry, baldr was used as a poetic word for 'man, prince, ruler' 
Text from the Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson:
Hann er svá fagr álitum ok bjartr svá at lýsir af honum,
He is so beautiful to look at and so bright that light shines from him,
ok eitt gras er svá hvítt at jafnat er til Baldr's brár.
and a grass/herb is so white that it is likened to Baldr's brow.
Þat er allra grasa hvítast,
It is the whitest grass of all,
ok þar eptir máttu marka fegrð hans bæði á hár ok á líki.
and from that you may judge his fairness, both in har and in body.
Hann er vitrastr ása ok fegrst talaðr ok líknsamastr.
He is the wisest of the Æsir, and the fairest-spoken and most gracious.
En sú náttúra fylgir honum at engi má haldask dómr hans.
And his spirits follow him so that none may gainsay his judgments.
Hann býr þar sem heita Breiðablik þat er á himni.
He dwells in the place called Breiðablik, which is in heaven.
Í þeim stað má ekki vera óhreint.
In that place may nothing be unclean.
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