Definitions for ullr
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(Norse mythology) one of the Aesir known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis; son of Sif and stepson of Thor
In early Germanic paganism, *Wulþuz appears to have been a major god, or an epithet of an important god, in prehistoric times. The term wolþu- "glory", possibly in reference to the god, is attested on the 3rd century Thorsberg chape, but medieval Icelandic sources have only sparse material on Old Norse Ullr. The Old English cognate wuldor means "glory" but is not used as a proper name, although it figures frequently in kennings for the Christian God such as wuldres cyning "king of glory", wuldorfæder "glory-father" or wuldor alwealda "glorious all-ruler". The medieval Norse word was Latinized as Ollerus. The Modern Icelandic form is Ullur. In the mainland Scandinavian languages the modern form is Ull.
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