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The seduction of Svadilfari by novablue The seduction of Svadilfari by novablue
Too lazy to write down the background myself, so here's copied from Wikipedia:
"Thor, the Giant-Slayer, was away from Asgard slaying giants in the north, when a hrimthurs disguised as a human stonemason appeared, offering to rebuild the wall all around Asgard in exchange for the sun, the moon, and fair Freyja. The gods agreed, thinking that it would be good, since part of the wall was crumbling, and also believing the giant would never be able to complete it in the agreed upon six month time frame. The giant asked one thing: the use of his gray stallion, Svadilfari (literally, "slave", or possibly "ill-fated"). Loki quickly agreed before any of the other gods could reply.

The work began. Using the stallion, the giant began building the wall, and was well on his way to receiving the sun, the moon, and Freyja. The gods, seeing this, became furious at Loki, and said if they lost the sun, the moon, and Freyja, they would torture Loki eternally (which happened later anyway). Then, as Svadilfari was dragging the final brick to complete the wall back to Asgard, Loki transformed into a beautiful white mare, and led the stallion away, angering the giant. When the giant began tearing down the wall, Thor appeared and smashed the giant on the head with his hammer, Mjollnir.

Loki later gave birth to Sleipnir, the eight-legged steed of Odin, the offspring of the gray stallion Svadilfari and Loki when "he" was the beautiful white mare."

This is my take on it all :P

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EquinaSephine Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Really good horse drawing, but Svadifari's forelock looks a little strange.
balorkin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never saw somebody else than me illustrating this legend. :D NEat! :heart:
Bill--Weasley Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
I love this story so much :] Loki's awesome.
Beautiful background, and horses.
pirateprincss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very intriguing background story. o-o
Leonca Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite Loki stories. =D
zerara Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
wow. o_o
IJuneI Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I so envy you the ability to draw such beautiful backgrounds :heart:
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