The Death of Baldur

Close Read Passage, 465 words, Myth (fiction), Level Z1 (Grade 6), Lexile 830L

Baldur was one of the most beloved of all the Norse gods. When he began having terrible dreams, all of the other gods became concerned that Baldur would soon die. Baldur's mother is determined to save her son. Meanwhile, the trickster Loki plots against them.

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