God of the Week: Ullr

11/21/2011: Ullr

Ullr, is an ancient Germanic god.

[Ullr] was akin to Baldr, and according to a late and untrustworthy tradition, was step-son to Thor, being Sif’s son by a former marriage. He was unsurpassed in his skill as an archer and a runner on snow-shoes. His form is described to us as that of a proud and handsome warrior. It seems that Ullr was connected in the popular imagination with the practice of single combat, in which the champion, trusting in his strength and skill, may have called upon this god to grant him a favourable issue. It was an ancient form of oath to swear by a ring dedicated to Ullr. His dwelling was Ydalir.
-Northern mythology By Friedrich Kauffmann

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