Viking Drinking Horn "Sleipnir" (Mythological Horse of God Odin)
Complete Gift Set. SKAL Collection from AlgizRune Workshop (Canada)
Embrace the Viking spirit with our Premium Quality Viking Drinking Horns and Mugs, thoughtfully designed as a gift set. Each set includes a beautifully crafted stylish gift bag for convenient storage or gifting, stand and leather belt also included - perfect for LARPing (Live-Action Role-Playing) adventures, as Viking movie props, Viking home or restaurant décor.
This Drinking horn available in two sizes, 400-500 ml and 800 ml - 1 Litre, these drinking horn cups are not just vessels; they're a piece of Viking heritage ready to elevate your drinking experience.
Carefully polished and cleaned top quality drinking horn that is safe to drink from. The shape and colour of the horn may differ from that in the picture. It suites cold drinks like Beer, Mead, Wine. Horn cups not suitable for strong alcohol drinks, dishwashing machines, microwaves, etc.
Wash it with warm water after using and it will work for you for 1000 years:)
Norse Horn masterpiece came from Algizrune Norse Pagan Arts Workshop Canada. Design protected by UK and Canadian Law.
Important: Free shipping for our SKAL horns made from Canada so import taxes may apply on importation in other countries and its buyer responsibility.
Sleipnir Allfather Horse:
God Odin Sleipnir is a remarkable and iconic figure in Norse mythology, known as the eight-legged horse of Odin, the chief of the Aesir gods. Sleipnir's origin and existence are deeply rooted in Norse mythology, and there are a few myths and legends associated with this extraordinary steed:
The Birth of Sleipnir: The most well-known myth regarding Sleipnir's birth involves the trickster god Loki. According to the myth, the gods commissioned a massive wall around their fortress, Asgard, and they hired a giant named Hrimthur to build it. In return, the gods offered Hrimthur's stallion, Svaðilfari, the sun, the moon, and the goddess Freyja.
Loki, always eager for mischief, saw this as a problem and decided to sabotage the giant's work. He transformed himself into a mare to lure Svaðilfari away, causing delays in the construction of the wall. Loki's plan succeeded, and Svaðilfari was so enamored by the mare that he neglected his work.
As a result, Hrimthur couldn't complete the wall on time. The gods, however, decided to keep their promise to the giant and allowed him to take the sun, the moon, and Freyja. To their surprise, the giant wanted to take Freyja as his wife, which caused outrage among the gods. In a council, they realized Loki's role in this predicament and demanded he find a solution.
Loki, in his cunning ways, transformed into a mare once more and led Svaðilfari away. In this second encounter, the stallion pursued the mare with such vigor that Loki was unable to escape. As a result, Loki gave birth to a foal, the eight-legged horse Sleipnir, who became Odin's trusted steed.
Sleipnir's Role: Sleipnir was not just an ordinary horse; he was exceptional in every way. He was known for his incredible speed and strength, making him the swiftest and most powerful of all horses. Sleipnir was a loyal and faithful companion to Odin, carrying the Allfather across the realms of the cosmos, including the realms of the living, the dead, and the gods.
Sleipnir played a vital role in Norse mythology and was often associated with Odin's various quests and endeavors. He was a symbol of Odin's wisdom and power, and his eight legs were seen as a representation of the eight directions, emphasizing the horse's ability to traverse the entire world.
While there may not be many specific myths about Sleipnir beyond his birth story, his presence and importance in Norse mythology are significant, making him a unique and iconic figure in the pantheon.