Valkyrie Maiden", The Valkyries were the daughters of Odin from Norse mytholgy who would collect the dead from the battlefields. This illustration is from the Ring Cycle from Norse Mythology which was used as the pattern for the Lord of the Rings.
In Norse mythology, Sleipnir (Old Norse “slippy”or “the slipper”) is an eight-legged horse. Sleipnir is Odin’s steed, and is the child of Loki and Svaðilfari. He is described as the best of all horses, and is sometimes ridden to the location of Hel.