Has anyone spotted that Houses Of The Holy when initialised spells HOTH…which also happens to be the name of a Norse God who was tricked into slaying his almost immortal brother…? Or is it just me?!
Hoth (an anglicised spelling of Höðr) was blind and the brother of Baldr (or Balder or Baldur). Baldr was almost invincible and could only be slain with mistletoe. The Norse gods amused themselves by trying various weapons out on Baldr, to no effect. Loki, however, made an arrow out of mistletoe and, tricking Hoth, guided his bow and arrow towards Baldr killing him. Odin, enraged at this, gave birth to a son Vali, who grew to adulthood within one day and killed Hoth in revenge.
Just found this to be quite an interesting insight, given the lyrics to ‘Immigrant Song’ on Led Zeppelin III and the Norse runes and symbols adorning the untitled 4th album…wonder what Mr. Page would have to say?