The Big Banana is a ship that was gifted by Frey to his son, Magnus Chase. It has five rows of oars and a carved dragon figurehead. The ship is completely neon-yellow, which led Alex Fierro to name it "The Big Banana". Halfborn Gunderson named the ship Mikillgulr, meaning "The Big Yellow" in Old Norse, as Vikings hadn't discovered bananas yet.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Ship of the Dead

The eight champions of Odin, Magnus Chase, Samirah al-Abbas, Halfborn Gunderson, Mallory Keen, Blitzen, Hearthstone, Thomas Jefferson Jr. and Alex Fierro use this ship throughout the book.


  • The ship can row on its own. This is revealed by Njord after he rescues the heroes from the underwater palace of Aegir.
  • The ship can go to any destination that its passengers wish in their mind.
  • Being able to fold up is similar to Frey's own ship, Skidbladnir.