Sleipnir was snow-white and beautiful to see, and Odin was very fond and proud of him, you may be sure.
Yet, as you have proved, even Gullfaxi is scarce a match for your Sleipnir.
When Odin took an active part in war, he generally rode his eight-footed grey steed, Sleipnir, and bore a white shield.
His sharp eyes had spied them afar, and had recognized the flash of Sleipnir's white body and of Odin's golden helmet.
Heimdal threw open the gates of Asgard, and in galloped196 Sleipnir with his precious burden, safe.
Sleipnir went on through the defile a long way, until he came to a place where the earth opened her mouth.
Well Sleipnir understood what his master said, and well he knew the way.
Sleipnir is the best of them; he has eight legs, and belongs to Odin.
Now the fast white horse, named Sleipnir, was ready for him, and on Sleipnir's back he made his journeys.
Odin's horse Sleipnir was then led forth, on which Hermod mounted, and galloped away on his mission.