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Ullr Comes Through

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  December 2, 2007 — 2 Comments

In yesterdays post I mentioned that skiers in Aspen were going to hold a ceremony dedicated to the Norse god of skiing and hunting in order to bring forth needed snows. It looks like Ullr heard the prayers because it did indeed snow in Aspen on Friday and Saturday.

Ullr the ski-god.

“With a First Annual Pray for Snow Party planned for 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the base of Aspen Mountain, only a few flakes had fallen as of press time Friday evening, but the overnight forecast called for more snow. But if it snows, organizers of the event – sponsored by KSNO-FM and 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel – said the ceremony will be a way to thank the Norse god Ullr, or any other deity, pagan or otherwise, that unleashed the flakes. Several Denver TV news stations will be on hand, and organizers expect as many as 400 people … There will be free coffee and tea, and Chaney said all are welcome. ‘Pagan or whatever, just come on out.'”

According to Weather Underground, it is snowing (lightly) in Aspen as we speak. So perhaps Ullr has adopted Aspen just as Aspen skiers have adopted him? Should we expect a temple sometime soon?