Hod is one of the gods in Norse mythology. He is the son of Odin. He is the blind god of winter, who is tricked by Loki into killing Balder. His name means "war". Vali, a son of Odin, avenged Balder's death by killing Hod.

(Nicole Cherry, A list of Norse Beings, http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~cherryne)