Balder was the most loved amongst the norse Gods both amongst men and the gods themselves as he is pure sunshine and delight. He was the god of light, joy, purity, beauty, innocence and reconciliation. He was considered to be the best (as in of character) out of the Gods.
One of the most famous stories in norse mythology concerns Balder. He was the son of Odin and Frigg. Frigg kept dreaming about Balder dying and so she set out on a quest where she made every creature on earth swear an oath not to harm him and everyone did. The gods then happily amused themselves using Balder as a target for weapon throwing, safe in the knowledge nothing could harm him.
However Loki, in disguise, managed to get information from Frigg that she hadn't asked the mistletoe because she thought it'd be too small to swear an oath. So Loki got the mistletoe and tricked the blind Hod (Balder's brother) into shooting it at Balder and so Balder died. Odin pleaded for his life and the god of the underworld said Balder would get his life back if everything and everyone in the world wept for him. All did, except for Loki, and so Balder remained in the underworld. And to bring this full circle, never forget to include the smallest little thing, we can still be mighty! hahahahaha!
dusty, color me impressed with your knowledge of mythology. I want to be sitting with you when I watch a Thor movie!
When you were describing Balder, as "the god of light, joy, purity, beauty, innocence and reconciliation," I have to admit I did think of Darren.
ha! I can see Darren playing a funny scene of ducking items thrown at him by the other gods as target practice.
dusty wrote:Great pictures Poppy! I wonder how many times he has been to Disneyland now? He probably has a loyalty card! Aw, nice to see Vanessa in that picture. it's always nice to see the Gleeks hang out.
Thanks dusty! dusty, Lin, Jeremy, and Lilikoiluv, I know some of you guys have stored in your minds some Darren trivia. I thought I read some where that Darren's voice was recorded for a Star Wars-related ride in Disneyland. Does anyone remember this? I thought his StarKid representative (Pat Brady) commented how Darren was screaming like a little kid when she told him the good news. Sorry, that was pretty random of me. That thought popped in my mind when dusty mentioned Darren's love of Disneyland. How fitting of Darren to make a trip to Disneyland right after he finished performing in The Little Mermaid Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl!
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Final number of t-shirts sold: 569 | June 14, 2016
His shirt didn't make the estimated goal. I think part of the issue was that although the photo of his 16-year old self is adorable, it may not have been something that everyone wanted to wear (especially the older fans ). It is for a good cause, with partial proceeds going to Musicians on Call, so I'm sure they will be happy to receive the donated funds.