Monday, May 16, 2011

Creature - Sleipnir

With blogger screwing up (I blame Jacob Wonderbar), I wasn't able to update my blog to let you know about Friday's blog - Talli graciously hosted me. And today, I'm over at Stacy's. Be sure to leave comments to be entered to win swag as well as the grand prize of my entire fantasy romance trilogy!

Credit for picture

In honor of Thor, today's creature is Sleipnir, Odin's horse. Said to have 8 legs to symbolize the directions on a compass or the eight-spoked wheel of the year, Sleipnir carried Odin between the world of the gods and the mortal world.

12 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Ooh, I so want to see Thor. :)

Yeah, Friday's Blogger fiasco was rough. I've been ill so I just had a simple post saying I couldn't blog. (Hah...)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bet he could run fast! And Thor rocked.

Creepy Query Girl said...

that'd be one fast horse! Can't wait to see the Thor movie!

Angela Felsted said...

What an awesome horse!

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

Awesomeness!! I lovvvve Norse Mythology second behind Greek.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm sorry this Blogger craziness occurred in the middle of your blog tour.

Talli Roland said...

I didn't know such a thing existed! Lucky horse, being underneath Thor. Ahem.

katsrus said...

I love seeing new creatures I haven't heard about. Very fun. That is the first time I have ever seen the blogger go down. Was weird.
Sue B

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Man oh man, wonder how long it takes to shoe him. ;)

Paul Greci said...

Eight legs. It'd be interesting to see him run.

allanbard said...

Wow! Good blog! I couldn't refrain from posting a suggestion of mine, hope you'll find it interesting: using sites like zazzle.com, caffepress.com, fiverr, etc? They could be a good way for promotion and "removing" stupidity in streets like headlines on t-shirts, fridge magnets, cups, etc. of the kind My Boyfriend kisses better than yours, FBI - Female Body Inspector, etc... Every author could use some good, wise quotes from his/her works, some poems, illustrations, etc. I'm allanbard there, I use some of my quotes, illustrations, poems, like: One can fight money only with money, Even in the hottest fire there's a bit of wate, All the problems in the world lead to one - narrow-minded peopl, Money are amongst the last things that make people rich, or
Love and happiness will be around,
as all the chains will disappear!
And Mountaineers will climb their mount,
and there won't be any tear!
I guess everyone would agree that such stuff looks much better than the usual we see every day?
I guess you'll also agree with me that there are a lot of books, stories with the usual, ordinary already characters like kings, knights, princesses, vampires, dwarves, wizards with sharp hats, etc? We can read about them in almost every book of the genre? There should be new, unseen and unknown characters, creatures in the stories. Creatures like weightless korks, glowing, living balls, night fruit, fish-keepers, Brown faces, Fiery men, etc I use in some of my works sound more interesting than the usual?
I know the most important in the fantasy genre are the wisdom, good plot and writing skills but some "fresh blood" of new characters would make the fantasy books better?
Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my 1st Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

Julie Musil said...

Nicole, I'll bet you're having a great time with your blog tour! Blogger's fiasco sure cramped our style, huh? Just made me realize how addicted I am to blogging and tweeting :D