Svadilfari

Also known as Swadilfari.

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  • Norse Norse (culture)
  • Mount Mount (attribute)
  • Friendly Friendly (behaviour)

The Horse of the Frost Giant Hrimthursar. The gods wanted to build a wall around their fortress in the heavens. They contracted Hrimthursar who was a great builder. The promised that if he finished the wall within three years he would be given the sun and the moon as well as having the goddess Freya as his wife. With help from his horse Svadilfari, Hrimthursar built the wall at an alarming rate. The gods then asked for Loki the trickster god to help them. Loki turned into a mare and led the horse Svadilfari away. They coupled together and bore Sleipnir. Hrimthursar ran off and caught them. By the time he got back time was running out to finish building the wall. He rushed to get it done but failed to complete it in time and lost the bet.

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