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Enchanted Forest Character
Biographical Information
Home: Enchanted Forest
Occupation: Goddess of the Sea
Physical Description
Species: Goddess
Gender: Female
Current Enemies:
Show Information
Portrayed by: Yvette Nicole Brown (Voice)
Appears in: "Ariel"
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Ursula is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the sixth episode of the third season. She is voiced by Yvette Nicole Brown.

Ursula is based on the Sea Witch from the fairytale, "The Little Mermaid".


In the Enchanted Forest, Ursula is a famed mythical figure worshiped by mermaids and humans alike as a goddess of the sea. It is legend among the mermaids that the goddess gives them the gift of walking on land for twelve hours from high tide until the next high tide once a year. Around that time, a seafaring kingdom throws a ball in her honor. In an act of trickery, the Evil Queen impersonates Ursula in order to lure a mermaid, Ariel, with an offer to remain human permanently, but the cost is someone else must take her place. Ariel follows suit by clasping a magical bracelet on a human friend, Snow White, which causes her legs to turn into a mermaid tail. Eventually, Ariel discovers the truth and distracts the Evil Queen so she and Snow White can escape. However, the Evil Queen gets back at Ariel by stealing her voice, and later returns to her palace. In one of the mirrors, Ursula makes herself known and plunges out her tentacles to entrap the Evil Queen. Deeply offended at the masquerading ploy, she threatens if it happens again, the Evil Queen will find out exactly how real Ursula is. ("Ariel")


  • The name "Ursula" is of Latin origin that means "little bear".[1]



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  • Ariel episode

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    • You are correct, it was based on the fairy tale, not Greek mythology, but the movie and the show are different. Different writers, differ...
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