Since Greg has said he may be a Child of Oberon but may be a halfling instead, should it still be in the Oberon's Children category? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Vaevictis Asmadi (talk).
- Eep. I don't know. If we don't put him in the "Oberon's Children" category, then we can't rightly put him in the "Hybrids" category either (since last I checked not even Greg was sure about Sleipnir's species). I don't like not having him in any species category. We could put him in both, and make sure that the article is pretty clear that his species is, as yet, in doubt. -- Supermorff 03:02, 3 March 2007 (CST)
Every character needs a species category, hmm? Well, perhaps we need to add a new one: "Undetermined" ! But he could also be in the category Real World Characters, even if he isn't a certifiable fae. User:Vaevictis Asmadi
- That's true, he should be under "Real world characters" somehow, regardless of what other categories he's in. You know, I really hadn't consider "Undetermined species" as an option, but hey, it could work. -- Supermorff 07:11, 4 March 2007 (CST)
- There's a Hybrids category inside of Characters by Species, can we move him to that? I intend to ask Greg specifically about it, but his latest response about Sleipnir did indicate that Loki is his mother in the Gargverse, which implies that his father is a mortal horse. -- Vaevictis Asmadi 00:02, 10 December 2007 (CST)
- I don't think that implication holds. Yes, Loki is the mother of Sleipnir. But then Sleipnir could be a hybrid if his father is a mortal horse, and he could be a child of Oberon if his father is a child of Oberon also. We still don't have enough information, I think. -- Supermorff 21:01, 14 December 2007 (CST)
- While you are correct we can't be sure, why else would Loki turn into a female horse, if wasn't trying to distract a male horse? Loki's just transsexual? -- Vaevictis Asmadi 21:04, 14 December 2007 (CST)
- I wouldn't put it past him, but it's also possible that he was trying to distract a child of Oberon that usually took the form of a male horse. That said, I think you're probably right, but we can't know with the information we have right now. So what do we do, given that we can't know?
- When did you say you were going to ask Greg about this? -- Supermorff 21:56, 14 December 2007 (CST)
- I have a long list of questions to ask, and it isn't really my first priority. I can't very well as 2 questions a week, that would be rude. I guess we just have to leave Sleipnir in Children of Oberon until then. -- Vaevictis Asmadi 11:12, 15 December 2007 (CST)
- Oh, we could temporarily put him in Creatures, that is sort of a miscelaneous Species category. -- Vaevictis Asmadi 21:57, 15 December 2007 (CST)
In the original Norse myth, Loki turned into a female horse to distract a male horse named Svadilfari, who was working for a frost giant that had been contracted to build the walls of Asgard. The trouble was, the frost giant demanded the sun, the moon, and the hand of Freya in marriage for his pay, none of which the Aesir were willing to give him. They assumed that the giant wouldn't get the work done by the date agreed on in the contract, but Svadilfari was so strong that he was able to assist the frost giant remarkably well - so well that the only way to keep the giant from finishing the job by the deadline was to lead his horse away - which Loki did. Given Svadilfari's abilities, he might have also been a member of the Third Race in horse form. (Added by Todd Jensen)