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Forseti

Also Known As: "Forsete"
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Son of Baldur and Nanna Nepsdotter
Brother of Vala von Hedel Beldsgsson and Brand
Half brother of Vala von Hedel Beldsgsson

Occupation: Norse God of justice
Managed by: Eva Fuhre Bratvold
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About Forseti

According to Snorri Sturluson in the Prose Edda,[5] Forseti is the son of Baldr and Nanna. His home is Glitnir, its name, meaning "shining," referring to its silver ceiling and golden pillars, which radiated light that could be seen from a great distance. His is the best of courts; all those who come before him leave reconciled. This suggests skill in mediation and is in contrast to his fellow god Týr, who "is not called a reconciler of men."[6] However, as de Vries points out, the only basis for associating Forseti with justice seems to have been his name; there is no corroborating evidence in Norse mythology.[7] 'Puts to sleep all suits' or 'stills all strifes' may have been a late addition to the strophe Snorri cites, from which he derives the information.[8]

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Forsete er i den norrøne mytologien rettferdighetsguden. Han var sønnen til Balder og Nanna.

Forsete var ugift og bodde i borgen Glitne som hadde tak av sølv og søyler av gull. Han satt ved gudenes hov og fungerte som lovgiver og dommer i vanskelige saker. Både guder og mennesker henvender seg til ham med sine rettslige problemer. Han greide som regel å skape forlik i alle vanskelige saker. Han eide også en gyllen øks.

Kvadet Gylfaginning i Snorres Edda omtaler Forsete slik:

Glitne er den tiande,

av gullstolpar boren,

med sølv, er taket tekt;

der Forsete bur

dei fleste dagar

og stiller alle stridsmål

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