In Norse mythology, the great god Odin rode an eight-legged white horse named Sleipnir, a supernatural beast capable of leaping great distances. At the height of Yuletide—on the day after the winter solstice—Odin led a great hunting party across the sky in celebration of the return of the sun.
CúChulainn , one of the greatest heroes of Irish mythology and legend, was a warrior in the service of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. Best known for his single-handed defense of Ulster, Cuchulain is said to have lived in the first century B. C .