Norse mythology, Breiðablik [The name can be Anglicized as Breidablik, Breithablik or Breidhablik.] ("Broad-gleaming") is the home of Baldr. It is briefly described in Snorri Sturluson's "Gylfaginning" as one of the places in heaven:
:"Then there is also in that place the abode called Breidablik, and there is not in heaven a fairer dwelling." ["Gylfaginning" XVII, Brodeur's translation.]
Later in the work, when Snorri describes Baldr, he gives a longer description, citing "
Grímnismál", though he does not name the poem:
:"He dwells in the place called Breidablik, which is in heaven; in that place may nothing unclean be, even as is said here:
::Breidablik 't is called, | where Baldr has:::A hall made for himself:::In that land | where I know lie:::Fewest baneful
runes." ["Gylfaginning" XXII, Brodeur's translation. The strophe is "Grímnismál" 12.]
Breiðablik is not otherwise mentioned in the Eddic sources.
Breiðablik UBK, an Icelandic sports club.
Breidablik Peak, a mountain named after Breidablik.
* Bellows, Henry Adams (transl.) (1936). "The Poetic Edda". Princeton: Princeton University Press. [http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/index.htm Available online]
* Brodeur, Arthur Gilchrist (transl.) (1916). "The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson". New York: The American-Scandinavian Foundation. [http://www.northvegr.org/lore/prose/index.php Available online]
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