Number 8 in Mythology

Sleipnir

Sleipnir was the eight-legged horse in Norse mythology.

Sleipnir belonged to Odin, the chief of gods in Norse mythology.

This horse was magical and could easily gallop on land, water and through air.

 

Rings of Gold

– Norse mythology

Odin, the chief god received eight new rings made of gold every ninth day.

These eight rings dropped from a magical ring also made of gold.

The original gold ring was named Daupnir. It was a gift from the two dwarfs named Brokk and Sindri.

 

The Eight-Pointed Star

The eight-pointed star was a symbol of the goddess Ishtar of Babylonia.

The Sumerians called the goddess Inanna. Ishtar/Inanna was the goddess of love and war.

She was the morning and evening star. The goddess was the creator of wisdom.

Ishtar/Inanna was the Queen of the Earth and Heaven.

 

 

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