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Loki and Sleipnir by Hellanim Loki and Sleipnir by Hellanim
from norse mythology, The Wall myth .... Loki as a mare and his son Sleipnir as a foal. Odin at a visit...
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Gryphera Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this. I am very drawn to Loki's "mothering" side. This is one of my fave tales. :)
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Nice to hear that, it is my favourite tale too :)
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twilightavatar Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
really?!!!!!Loki as a mare?!!!interesting!!!!
I really like it!!!nice job.
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Gryphera Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, Loki turned himself into a female horse in order to lure away Svaldifari who was owned by a giant placed in charge of building the fortress walls for the price of the sun, moon, and Freya's hand in marriage. When Loki and the others saw that the giant was going to complete the task on time, Loki turned into a mare to seduce the giant's horse (Svaldifari, who was doing the brunt of the work.) As a result, the wall was not completed on time and the sun, moon, and Freya were saved. However, this left Loki pregnant in Mare form, and some time later he gave birth to Sleipnir. :)
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Aww, how sweet. Loki's such a caring mommy. :giggle: Nice use of keeping Sleipnir's other four legs in shadow. :Nod: Oh, and I just noticed, the bending of the tree trunks looks a lot like the bending of Sleipnir's legs on the cover of the Prose Edda. Was that on purpose or just a coincidence? :)

Hehe, I noticed the wolf there, must be one of Odin's dogs as Fenrir I don't think was born yet. :o

Hm, Odin's expression bothers me. He seems very sly and knowing here. Maybe he knows Loki will give him Sleipnir as a gift? Anyway, great job. I love the style and the soft shading. :D
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Samaru163 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, Odin's sly look is a little troublesome. Though, he does love to use Loki's pregnancy as a way of insulting him, so maybe he's happy he learned a new secret?
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Odin looks most amused, cant think why :D

Wonderful work :)
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anarnie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Love your Odin.
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battlefate Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Sleipnir has 8 legs.
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Hellanim Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Of course :-)
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