Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U is for Ullr, Norse god of Probable Awesomeness

Another short one (I know everyone is tired of me saying that because I am clearly a graphomaniac).

This one is about one of my favorite Norse gods, Ullr. It looks like I have a strange fascination with gods we know almost nothing about (because then you can make up your own stuff about them). We know a bunch of tidbits and pieces about him that you can go read for yourself on Wikipedia. The ones that matter to me are:

1. He is the god of archery. (We could stop right here, sold.) He also happens to be the god of skiing, hunting, fighting, and winter. You don't get any more Viking than that.
2. He is handsome.
3. He is Sif's (and, according to some theories, Egill's) son, and Thor's stepson.
4. He ruled over the gods for a while when Odin was in exile.

And now I shall leave you all to make up the rest for yourselves. Have sweet dreams about handsome Norse archer gods.


  1. Never heard of him before! Very interesting. I have a friend in Denmark whose name is Sif. I wondered about the origin of it. Now I know!

  2. Cool! I didn't know this one. New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


  3. I heard that he is the god of glory and he can not be defeated.