Old Norse: Hod, Alternative:Höðr, Hoth, Hodur Pronunciation: Hawd, Hawder
Hod is the God of darkness and winter, the blind son of Odin and Frigga, as well as the brother of Baldur. It was Hod who threw the mistletoe (guided by Loki) which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldur. For this crime, Odin and Rind gave birth to Vali specifically so he could kill Hod.
Hod is a mighty warrior and the blind God of war, a God of brute strength and force. His blindness is often equated with the non-judgment or the blind wrath of battle. Such a comparison truly reflects the character of the God in mythological sources that do in fact depict him as being free of particular malice or evil mindset.