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Höðr (often anglicized as Hod, Hoder, or Hodur) is a blind god an the brither o Baldr in Norse meethology. Tricked an guided bi Loki, he shot the mistletoe arrow which wis tae slay the itherwise invulnerable Baldr.
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- The name Höðr is thocht tae be relatit tae höð, "battle", an mean something lik "killer". This would seem tae fit wi the god's meethological role. In the staundartised Auld Norse orthografie the name is spelled Hǫðr but the letter 'ǫ' is frequently replaced wi the Modern Icelandic 'ö' for reasons o familiarity or technical expediency.
The name can be representit in Inglis texts as Hod, Hoder, Hodur, Hodr, Hödr, Höd or Hoth or less commonly as Hödur, Hödhr, Höder, Hothr, Hodhr, Hodh, Hother, Höthr, Höth or Hödh. In the reconstructit pronunciation o Auld Norse Hǫðr is pronoonced [ˈhɔðr] ( listen), while the Icelandic pronunciation is [ˈhœðʏr] ( listen), correspondin tae the Icelandic spellin Höður. The various anglicisations are pronoonced in an ad hoc fashion accordin tae the taste an dialect o the speaker.