Gods of Equestria: Sleipnir Picture


Sleipnir was the eight-legged steed of Thor (and the son of Loki XD) in Norse mythology. I thought it would be interesting if there was a pony race of eight-legged horses and I deeply regret my decision because what the heck am I supposed to do with all those legs

The sleipnir are the gods of Civilization. They are most closely associated with the alicorn gods, since the alicorns are gods of Order. Sleipnir are much bigger than the average pony, closer to the size of regular horses and alicorns. However, they are heavier set than alicorns and tend to be physically stronger. Due to their eight legs, they are extraordinarily fast and can even outrun a fast-flying pegasus.

At the top is Marble Halls, the goddess of Law. Her Cutie Mark is, of course, the near-universal symbol of law: the scales.
The red one is Babel, the god of language. I based his design off of a Chinese myth that says language was discovered by an emperor who saw strange designs on the back of a dragon. His Cutie Mark runs all down his back and part way down his legs, and consists of symbols from various languages (I think I have Chinese/Japanese, Arabic, Greek, and English alphabets represented there). His symbol tends to change as others look at him, so that nearly every possible language in the world of Equestria and beyond is represented.
The palomino pony is Minaret, the god of building and construction. His Cutie Mark is modeled to look like some interpretations of the Biblical tower of Babel. Despite being the smallest of the sleipnir gods, he is the strongest.
The last one is Cyber Circle, goddess of technology and innovation. Her Cutie Mark is of gears. I think she might be my favorite design of the bunch; I wanted her to look kind of steampunk-ish.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (c) Hasbro
Art (c) Me
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