Sleipnir


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Sleipnir

Odin’s eight-legged gray horse. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 937]
See: Horse

Sleipnir

Odin’s eight-legged horse; symbolizes the wind that blows from eight points. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 937]
See: Wind
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The 45-minute long multimedia theatre Legends of Sleipnir, starring the Icelandic horse and actors, brings to life the story of the Icelandic horse, how its unique relationship with men has developed and the vital role it has played in Icelandic history and culture.
The greatest God Odin is the leader of this Wild Ride, charging across the sky on his eight-legged horse, Sleipnir.
His attributes are the spear Gungnir, which never misses the target, and his eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
Freya finds herself in the company of two slaves, Roskva and Alfi, the noisome Shot the Berserk and Sleipnir, an eight-legged horse, formerly chess pieces, but awakened by the horn-blast.
Children would often anticipate this event by placing their boots or stockings by the fireplace with offerings of carrots or hay for Sleipnir, Odin's eight-legged horse.
Their topics include from feast to famine along the Medieval Anglo-Scottish border, barrows and the boundary between the living and the dead, some thought on Loki's monstrous offspring Sleipnir and his siblings, constructing and deconstructing Roman city walls, and historical and archaeological views of the Liao (10th-12th centuries) borderlands in Northeast China.
In various discussions of Odin as a shaman-god, Glosecki observes his many shamanic traits: his association with the mead of poetry; his hanging on the world-tree Yggdrasil as a shamanic initiation rite; his sacrificing an eye for the gift of prophecy; his identification as shape-shifter; his eight-legged steed Sleipnir, which becomes his vehicle of ecstatic travel; his leading of the wild host of the dead (the Totenheer, the wild hunt); and the etymology of his name (OE wod "possessed, frantic" related to the Latin vates "seer, poet") (Shamanism passim).
Makers of those browsers -- Avant Browser, Flock, Green Browser, Maxthon, Slim Browser and Sleipnir -- urged the European Commission in a petition on Thursday to rectify the situation.
The five most popular browsers -- initially Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera -- will be displayed first, while users will be able to scroll the list to pick from seven others, initially AOL, Maxthon, K-Meleon, Flock, Avant Browser, Sleipnir and Slim Browser.
33 In Norse myth, how many legs did Odin's horse Sleipnir have?
The idea of an eight-legged horse that does not tire is found in Euoropean folklore in the story of Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of Odin.