"Shining-mane." The horse which pulls the chariot of Dagr, and whose manes shine like flames, illuminating the sky and the earth. He is attested in the eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál:

Skinfaxi he is named,
that the bright day draws
forth over human kind.
Of coursers he is best accounted
among the Reid-goths.
Ever sheds light that horse' s mane.

Cp. Árvakr and Alsviðr. See also Hrímfaxi.



  • Vafþrúðnismál, 12.