There are many myths that surround the Yuletide. One of the oldest is that of the death of Baldur. The main myth cycle is dramatic and the focus of much song and poetry, but inside the larger myth are a number of lesser stories also worth telling. One of those is the story of Mistletoe, the plant that was at the heart of the murder of Baldur, whose small but tragic part bears examination in its own. This is a tale of consequences and forgiveness, of love and redemption.