052 BALDUR'S DEATH
of allegiance to Baldur had been sworn, the Gods made a
sport of shooting at Baldur, and hewing at him with all manner of
weapons, knowing he could not be harmed.
in the sport
with his bow.
Loki surreptiously put the deadly mistletoe-arrow into his quiver, knowing that Hödur was the only one of the Aesir, who could possibly be suspected of wishing to harm Baldur.
Hödur shot Baldur with the mistletoe, which looked exactly the same as his usual arrows, and Baldur fell dead.