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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Asa-Horses

in Norse mythology.' The Asas (q.v.) could not dispense with their horses in heaven, as their employment, mainly, is that of knights. Odin possessed an especially beautiful horse, which had eight feet and never got tired, as four of his feet were continually resting. Baldur also had a magnificent horse, which was burned at his funeral service. The steed Goldtoppr (Goldhair, or Goldhead) belonged to Heimdal, etc. There are twelve such horses; to which of the gods they belonged is not known, neither the name of Baldur's horse. The other nine are Gladr, Fallhofer, Letsete, Gjel, Glenr, Gyller, Siner, Skejdbrimer, and Silfrintoppr. Also the sun, the night, and other goddesses had steeds with special names.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Asa-Horses'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/asa-horses.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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