Ölrún is a valkyrie and a swan-maiden, the daughter of Kjárr of Valland. She was a companion of Hlaðguðr svanhvít and Hervör alvitr, the daughters of king Hlödvér. One morning, as they were spinning flax on the shore of a lake, they were encountered by the brothers Slagfiðr, Egil, and Völundr. The brothers brought the maidens to their dwelling, where Egil took Ölrún to wife.
After several years she and the other two valkyries flew away to find battles, and came back no more. Egil went east to look for her.
- In legend, Olrun was the daughter of a chieftain, whom she died protecting. Once she was escorted to Vahalla, Olrun decided to dedicate herself to the pursuit of knowledge above all else, which was odd for one among the feasting and roaring denizens of Vahalla. Odin himself saw a kindred spirit within Olrun and her single-minded pursuit of knowledge, thus appointed her as the Valkyrie's resident historian.
- While her melee attacks are seemingly relentless and unpredictable compared to her sisters, Olrun's unblockable wing thrust attack is actually rather telegraphed; she will always do it after strafing to her left (Kratos' right when facing her) or after a short backward strafe. Other times, she will strafe long distance to her right trying to flank Kratos with blockable attacks.
- Olrun's armour design is based on an eagle.
- ↑ The Art of God of War