"Hoof-thrower." The horse of Gná, Frigg's handmaiden and messenger, which can run in the air and over water. It is the offspring of Hamskerpir and Garðrofa. Hófvarpnir is attested in Gylfaginning:

Once when she [Gná] was riding, certain of the Vanir saw her course in the air; then one spake:
"What flieth there?
What fareth there?
Or glideth in the air?"

She made answer:

"I fly not though I fare,
And in the air glide
On Hoof-Tosser, him that Hamskerpir,
Gat with Gardrofa."



  • Gylfaginning, 35.