(The Eight ), according to Scandinavian mythology:
(1) The ash Yggdrasil is the best of trees;
(2) Skidbladnir, of ships;
(3) Odin, of the Æsir';
(4) Sleipnir, of steeds;
(5) Bifrost, of bridges;
(6) Bragi, of bards;
(7) Habrok, of hawks
(8) Garm, of hounds.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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