Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: July 26th: Sleipnir

 We begin with a Norse festival for  Sleipnir.

Odin_and_Sleipnir_by_RipeDecaySleipnir was the horse that the God Odin was famous for riding.  The horse had eight legs and legend says, it could travel from Asgard to Midgard to Utgard which basically meant from heaven to earth to the underworld.

Interestingly enough, lore says Loki gave birth to Sleipnir when he took the form of a mare. As Loki returned then to his human form, he offered the colt to Odin as a gift.

 

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