The Gods of Chivalry and Salvation
Balder and Hodur were the Gods of Chivalry : its Courteous and Merciful side, and its Heroic and Protective Side. In the modern world, the hero works to fight back the encroachers, so that soul, that good, may have a place in this world, where ill wraps its tendrils so tightly.
However, not all is lost. The world, for all of the ill that has wrapped itself around it like the snake, still holds good. The Gods have great faith in good, and they still ward that good well, and they still may be called upon to strengthen our sense of that good. There was a time when they intervened more directly. Now, they merely hold back the ill from reaching more fingers into the world, and let men decide where they shall stand and where they shall fall. And when we say that the Gods mainly focus now on keeping bound the powers of ill that they might not further encroach into the world, let it be noted that many wights of ill have already made their home here in the days of old. To us has fallen the lot, to a large degree, of whether we shall be on the side of the Saviours, or on the side of the ill.