When Óðinn's travels to Hel's realm in order to find out what the future holds for his son Baldr, he uncovers and ressurects a dead vǫlva through the use of seiðr in order to question her against her will.
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When Baldr is plagued by bad dreams Óðinn disguises himself and enters Hel's realm in order to seek answers by resurrecting and questioning a dead vǫlva.
Óðinn's conflict with the dead, particularly dead women, is well documented in the mythological sources.
(Contributed by Douglas Robert Dutton.)
Main text: Baldrs draumar
Named things: Óðinn
Text sections: Bdr 4