Interesting little Norse tidbit

Child of Yden (Author Suzanne G. Rogers)

Budge over, Silver.  Today the spotlight shines on Odin’s grey steed, Sleipnir.  The most awesome of horses ever, Sleipnir has eight legs.  Not only is he fast, he can fly high enough to clear the gates of Helheim.  Described in various accounts as “splendid,” “the best of horses,” and “a marvelously good horse,” Sleipnir must have a stellar pedigree, right?  Er, no.  His daddy was an extraordinarily strong stallion named Svaðilfari, and his mommy was…Loki.  You see, as a shape-shifter, Loki turned himself into a mare to horse around with Svaðilfari, and later gave birth to Sleipnir.  Neigh, I kid you not.  The other Norse gods thought this was weird, too, and called Loki “perverse” and a “pervert.” In all fairness to Loki, he did it to save a bet. Word is that Loki wrote a screenplay about the affair and shopped it to Hollywood. …

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