"Frosty-maned." The horse that from the east draws Nótt across the sky. Each morning he lets drops of foam fall from his bit, and these form the dew. He is attested in the eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál:

Hrimfaxi he is called,
that each night draws forth
over the beneficent powers.
He from his bit lets fall
drops every morn,
whence in the dales comes dew.

Nótt rides before her son Dagr, whose horse is called Skinfaxi. They were both set up into the heavens by Odin, to ride round about the earth every two half-days.



  • Gylfaginning, 10.
  • Vafþrúðnismál, 14.