Norse Mythology

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SLEIPNIR

Norse fabulous creature

Also known as SLEIPNER

The Eight-Legged War Horse of Odin

Born of Loki while he was in female stallion mode, Sleipnir is no ordinary horse. Not only is he the swiftest horse in the world, he can carry Odin across land, sea or sky, and from the Halls of Asgard to the Realms of the Dead.

According to some traditional picture sources, Sleipnir actually has four legs which are split at the knee to make eight. This doesn’t sound entirely feasible and would probably ensure a hefty handicap at most racecourses.

He’s also supposed to have runes carved into his horsey teeth. But who carved them and what do they say? This could be taking creative dentistry too far.

Sleipnir Facts and Figures

Name: Sleipnir
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: SLEIPNER

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last updated on August 07, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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