cutie-with-da-bootie asked: Hey :) can you please explain me why Loki's son is a horse? honestly I don't get it hahaaa
In norse mythology, the story basically goes that the gods of Asgaurd commissioned a builder to make a wall of sorts around Asguard to fortify it. He asked that his payment be the sun, the mood, and the goddess Feyja. Odin and the gods agreed to this, but put restrictions on the builder, saying he had to finish all construction in three seasons, without the help of any ‘man’. The builder asked if he could have only the help of his stallion Svaðilfari, and the gods agreed.
Naturally the gods were cheap asses and were hoping he wouldnt be able to finish in that time without any help so they wouldn’t have to pay him, so when they saw that his horse Svaðilfari was able to do incredible things and had twice the strength as the builder, they started to get worried. The builder with Svaðilfari’s help was nearly done with the job at the end of the three seasons, and all the gods got together and decided that for some reason Loki was to blame for this guy having an incredible horse helping him out. (theres also a version in which they decide Loki is just going to be used to trick the builder).
Either way, the gods tell Loki if he can’t come up with a trick to make the builder forfeit his payment, they would kill him. Naturally that scared the shit out of Loki and he was forced to swear oaths to come up with a plan to trick the builder ‘no matter the cost to himself’. So he transforms himself into a female horse and when the builder and Svaðilfari go to get more stone, Loki-the-mare comes out of the woods and Svaðilfari runs the fuck after him, not realizing its Loki, because he is a horse and not Albert Einstein.
The builder attempts to catch Svaðilfari for the entire night, wearing himself out and not being able to keep up at work after that. But apparently it was all pointless anyway because the builder was a fucking frost giant the whole time so they cancel their contract with him and send Thor to smash his skull in. Which he does. SO in retrospect they probably should have told Loki that before he went ahead and turned himself into a horse to trick the builders stallion. That would have been useful information.
SO Loki for all his trouble of tricking Svaðilfari, was later found to have had ‘such dealings’ with the horse (got fucked by a horse for the sake of not having to pay a contractor) and ‘somewhat later’ gave birth to a grey foal with 8 legs. known as ‘the best horse among Gods or Men’.
Which of course his dad Odin then promptly rode around on because he earned that Father of the Year mug.
and thats why (one of) Loki’s son(s) is a horse.