When Odin rescues the Jotunheim invaders in Thor (2011), he’s riding an 8-legged horse. This is Sleipnir from Norse mythology.

When Odin rescues the Jotunheim invaders in Thor (2011), he’s riding an 8-legged horse. This is Sleipnir from Norse mythology.

In Norse Mythology, Loki got pregnant and gave birth to Sleipnir after he shapeshifted into a really hot mare and got fucked by a horse as part of a scheme to get out of paying a builder because Odin threatened to kill him if he didn't help the Norse gods get out of their contract. And then Thor came along and beat the builder's skull in with his hammer anyway.

Never knew why they cut that part out of the film.

Can't imagine why they don't talk about Loki's kids.

You are correct. Jormungundr the world serpent and Hel the ruler of the underworld are the other two.

Shit I always thought it was just distortion from him using the bifrost

I thought Fenrir, the wolf in Ragnarok, was one of Loki's kids? Memory might not serve me right though

From the version I read, it was Loki that talked the other gods into accepting the contract, assuring them there was no way the builder could meet his end. Turns out, he could. So to stop him, Loki turned into a female horse to lure the builders horse away.

The builder turned out to be a Jötunn, an enemy of the gods, so they called for Thor to kill him.

Just wanted to point out that they didn't randomly threaten Loki to help them scheme against the builder (though I think this would be in character for all of them), and they didn't kill the builder for no reason.

The older I get, the more I start to realize that it seems like most religions sound like shit a college fraternity would do if they had superpowers.

"Shit bro we're out of drinks for the party."

"Just get Jesus to make it out of dirty water!"

The moral of the story? Don't fuck shape shifting men.

Both Hela and the wolf she rides are Loki's kids. :'(

I'm waiting for them to do the story where Thor dresses as a woman to pretend to marry a giant.