Arvakr

Alsvidr und Arwakr (auch Alswinn und Arwak, nordisch „Allgeschwind“ und „Frühwach”) sind in der nordischen Mythologie zwei Pferde, die den Wagen der Sonnengöttin Sol über den Himmel ziehen.

Alsvidr wurden von den Göttern Runen in den Huf, Arwakr ins Ohr eingeritzt. Der Schild Swalin schützt sie vor der Gluthitze der Sonne.

Das Gespann wird ständig von dem Wolf Skalli verfolgt und zur Eile angetrieben.


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