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Ullr (often spelled Ull or Ullinn) the Norse Æsir god hunting, archery and skiing. He is the son of the goddess Sif and the stepson of Thor.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Sword of Summer

While on their way to a destressed Thor in Jötunheimr, Otis mentioned Ullr as the god of snowshoes, as they would be helpful in trudging throughout Jötunheimr's frozen landscape.

The Hammer of Thor

While in her house, Sif mentioned how Thor is sometimes irritated by Ullr, as he is his stepson rather than his biological son.

Abilities

  • He presumably has the standard powers of a god.
  • Archery: As the God of Archery, Ullr is an extremely skilled archer.
  • Cryokinesis: As the God of Winter, Ullr has divine and absolute control over winter.

Etymology

  • The name Ullr is probably descended from the same word as Old English wuldor and the Gothic wulþus, meaning "glory". The reconstructed Proto-Germanic form is *Wulþuz.

Trivia

  • The town of Breckenridge, Colorado hosts a week-long festival called "Ullr Fest" each year in January, featuring numerous events designed to win his favor in an effort to bring snow to the historic ski town. Breck Ullr Fest was first held in 1962.
  • Within the winter skiing community of Europe, Ullr is considered the Guardian Patron Saint of Skiers (German Schutzpatron der Skifahrer).
  • Various locations in Norway and Sweden are named after him.
  • His Greco-Roman equivalent (in terms of attributes) would be Artemis/Diana.
  • His Egyptian equivalents is Neith.

References



Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Core Series: The Sword of Summer | The Hammer of Thor | The Ship of the Dead
Main Characters: Magnus Chase | Alex Fierro | Blitzen | Halfborn Gunderson | Hearthstone | Loki | Mallory Keen | Samirah al-Abbas | Sumarbrander | Thomas Jefferson Jr.
Minor Characters: Annabeth Chase | Frederick Chase | Randolph Chase | Helgi | Hunding | Gunilla | Junior | Lars Alhstrom | Amir Fadlan | Alderman | Inge | Percy Jackson
Norse Gods: Freya | Thor | Ullr | Frey | Odin | Heimdall | Vidar | Sif | Frigg | Tyr
Minor Gods: Skírnir | Norns | Mimir | Ran | Hel | Sigyn | Aegir | Nine Billow Maidens | Njord
Jotnar: Surt | Utgard-Loki | Harald | Ymir | Geirrod | Gjalp | Greip | Thrym | Thrynga | Tiny | Hrungnir | Red | Tattoo | Gunlod | Suttung | Baugi | Skadi | Hrym
Monsters: Jormungand | Ratatosk | Vedrfolnir | Nidhogg | Fenris Wolf | Lindworm | Wight | Brunnmigi
Magical Creatures: Dwarf | Elf | Sleipnir | Stanley | Marvin | Otis | Jotunn | Hulder | Nøkks | Vatnavaettir | Nisser
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