S2 Episode 4: The Walls of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir

In this episode, Shawn and David discuss the myth about how Loki offers a set of ungivable gifts to a giant who was tasked to build (or repair?) the walls of Asgard. The catch being that the giant would need to finish the wall within a certain thought to be impossible timeframe. However, due to the giants trusty horse, Svadilfari, the giant seems on pace to finish in time.

The gods, once again pissed off, threaten Loki to fix the situation, which he does. The good news is that Loki’s actions pave the way for the birth of Odin’s trusty eight-legged steed, Sleipnir; however, the unfortunate news being a rather disturbing result for the mischief god himself…

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