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          The fringe ogam on this rendition of a flying horse reads closely to Old Norse Nefni Sleipnir ="its name is Sleipnir."  The reference is to the magic steed Sleipnir, obtained by Loki for Woden. This is another example of the persistence of an artistic and mythological tradition, for the carving is in a nonresistant rock in the Milk River valley, Alberta, Canada, and must have been executed within recent centuries (Fell 1982).