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For the encounter in Ulduar, see Boss Hodir.

Hodir in the Ulduar trailer.

Hodir is a titanic watcher and once resided in the Temple of Winter, lending his guidance to the frost giants (also known as ice giants) in the Storm Peaks. The Sons of Hodir, a faction in the region, refer to Hodir as a father figure or creator. He disappeared after Loken's betrayal of the other titanic Watchers.[1] It is said that the temple guardians are verified to be deceased. A sulfurous odor suggests that death resulted from a fire-base entity and that the previously established cold weather patterns at the temple have ceased.

It was announced on Feb 17, 2009 that Hodir would be a raid encounter in the upcoming Ulduar raid dungeon.[2] After being defeated, Hodir is redeemed and teleports away to possibly help the players against Yogg-Saron later.


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Hodir appears as a recruitable champion for Warriors.


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It is possible that Hodir is the original Greatfather Winter, venerated by the dwarves and later commercialized by the goblins. He has been referred to as a "father figure" and connected to ice and snow. He also refers to the Veil of Winter in Ulduar.[3]

It is possible that Hodir's direct influence caused some of the Earthen to become the Frost Dwarves. He is the forefather of the Ice Giants.


Hodir is likely named for the Æsir Höðr or Hod of Norse mythology. Loken's betrayal parallels that of Loki of the same mythology, who tricked Hod into shooting his brother Baldr.

In spite of his name, the Norse mythology character he resembles most is Ymir. He is the largest of any humanoid Ice based creature, and the forefather of the Ice Giants, bearing much resemblance to Ymir.

Hodir may be a portmanteau of Hod and Ymir.


  1. ^ Fate of the Titans
  2. ^ 0. Ulduar PTR Testing Information | 2009-02-17 20:18 by Daelo
  3. ^ Hodir's quotes: The veil of winter will protect you, champions!

See also

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Hall of Winter World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Observation Ring World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Prison of Yogg-Saron
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