horse

General - An animal, found in many countries and featured in their myths, which has been domesticated and used for many purposes in sport, transport, etc. (1) The Arab poet-warrior Antar rode a horse called Abjar. It was said that a race of green horses, Farasi Bahari, lived in the Indian Ocean and horses bred from these stallions and normal mares could run forever because they had no lungs and therefore were never short of breath. (2) The Babylonian mare, Silili, was said to be the progenitress of all the horses in the world. (3) British lore includes the Arthurian characters with their horses, such as: Arthur Bevis Caradoc Fergus Kay Launfal Tristram The mediaeval hero Guy of Warwick had a horse called Black Saladin and, in The Faerie Queene, the knight Guyon rode Brigadore. In some stories, the spirit of a horse, haunting boggy areas, is called a gytrash. (4) Buddhist lore says that the Buddha's horse was called Kantaka, that of Avalokiteshvara was Balaha. (5) In Carolingian stories some of the characters and their steeds are: Argalia Bruhier Charlemagne Blanchard Gradasso Alfana Guarinos Trezibond Ogier Beiffror.Marchvallée Tachebrune Oliver Ferrant d'Espagne Orlando Vegliantino Rinaldo Bayard Rogero Frontino Roland Brigliadoro.Veillantif and a fire-breathing horse ridden by Ogier was known as Papillon. (6) In Egypt, a sea-living horse, Sabgarifiya, was the equivalent of the Arab Farasi Bahari. (7) Other European stories include the Brazen Horse of Cambuscan which had a pin in one ear which enabled it to accept instructions from the rider as to where he wished to go, Rosinante, the broken-down nag ridden by Don Quixote and Clavileno, a wooden horse, controlled by a peg protruding from its head, which could take the rider wherever he wished to go. The goddess Epona, like her Welsh counterpart Rhiannon, is said to have ridden the White Mare. (8) German stories include the horse of Dietrich von Bern, an animal called Falke, and one called Lion, owned by Walter von Wasgenstein. (9) In Greek myths, one famous horse, Pegasus, sprang from the blood of the Gorgon, Medusa, slain by Perseus and was later used by Bellerophon when he attacked and killed the Chimaera. Some deities and mortals, with their horses, include: Achilles Balios.Xanthos Adastrus Cairus Alexander Bucephalus Aurora Abraxa.Eos Castor and Polydeuces Cytharos Harpagos Diomedes Dinos.Lampos Eos Phaeton Hector Ethon.Galathe.Podarge Helios Actaeon.Aethon.Amethea Bronte.Erythreos.Lampos Philogea.Phlegon.Purocris Pyrois Heracles Phallas Oeneus Harpinna Oenomaus Psylla Peleus Balios Pluto Abaster.Abatos.Nomios The Seian horse was reputed to bring bad luck to whoever owned it. Perhaps the most famous of all horses is the wooden horse made by the Greeks and left in front of the city walls of Troy. (10) In Hindu lore, the horse was the seventh thing to emerge from the Churning of the Ocean. The sun-god Surya used the horse Rohita to pull his chariot. (11) Irish characters with their steeds include: Conall CearnachDearg Druchtach Cuchulainn Black of Sainglenn Grey of Macha Dagda Acein Lugh Horse of Manannan Manannan Splendid Mane The horse known as Aonbharr was said to be able to travel over water. (12) In Norse myths, Odin's horse was the eight-legged Sleipnir. Other more normal animals are listed below with their owners or riders: Brunhild Vingskornir Frey Arvak. Aslo. Blodighofi Freyfaxi.Skinfaxi Gna Hofvarpnir Hrungnir Gullfaxi ice-giant Svadilfare moon-god Alsvid.Arvakur Nott Hrimfaxi Sigurd Grane Other horses used by the gods were Falhofnir, Gleed, Gler, Goldcrest, Gylli, Hamskerpir, Hostage, Silvertop, Sini and Skidbrim. (13) In Malaya, the Farasul Bahri were sea-living horses, the equivalent of the Arab Farasi Bahari. (14) In Persian myths, the hero Rustem rode Rakush and the mythical king Kay Khrusraw had a horse called Shibaliz. (15) Russian stories include those of Ivan the Fool and Ivan Tzrnoyevitch who respectively rode Silver Road and Zdral. (16) In Serbian stories there are several horses called Bedevia, owned by such heroes as Balatchko, Marko and Milosh and another hero, Momtchilo, had a flying horse called Yaboutchilo. (17) In Thailand, the mythical king Sison had a flying horse, Tipaka, which could transport its rider instantaneously to anywhere in the world. (18) Horses mentioned in Welsh stories, with their owners, include Bwlch Call Cyfwlch Cuall Cynwyl Hengroen Gweddu Gwyn Dunmane Moro Du Rhiannon White Mare Syfwlch Cafall Also referred to as horse, Dun Stallion, Dun Stallion, Lamri Passelande, Lamri Passelande, Spumador Arundel Lluagor Arondiel Gwinam Blanchard Passe Brewell Rabican Marchvallée Blanchard Alfana Trezibond Beiffror, Spumador Arundel Lluagor Arondiel Gwinam Blanchard Passe Brewell Rabican Marchvallée Blanchard Alfana Trezibond Beiffror, Marchvallée Tachebrune Ferrant d'Espagne Vegliantino Bayard Frontino Brigliadoro, Marchvallée Tachebrune Ferrant d'Espagne Vegliantino Bayard Frontino Brigliadoro, Veillantif Balios, Veillantif Balios, Xanthos Cairus Bucephalus Abraxa, Xanthos Cairus Bucephalus Abraxa, Eos Cytharos Harpagos Dinos, Eos Cytharos Harpagos Dinos, Lampos Phaeton Ethon, Lampos Phaeton Ethon, Galathe, Galathe, Podarge Actaeon, Podarge Actaeon, Aethon, Aethon, Erysichthon, Amethea Bronte, Amethea Bronte, Erythreos, Erythreos, Lampos Philogea, Lampos Philogea, Phlegon, Phlegon, Purocri Pyrois Phallas Harpinna Psylla Balios Abaster, Purocri Pyrois Phallas Harpinna Psylla Balios Abaster, Abatos, Abatos, Nomios Dearg Druchtach Black of Sainglenn Grey of Macha Acein Horse of Manannan Splendid Mane Vingskornir Arvak, Nomios Dearg Druchtach Black of Sainglenn Grey of Macha Acein Horse of Manannan Splendid Mane Vingskornir Arvak, Aslo, Aslo, Blodighofi Freyfaxi, Blodighofi Freyfaxi, Skinfaxi Hofvarpnir Gullfaxi Svadilfare Alsvid, Skinfaxi Hofvarpnir Gullfaxi Svadilfare Alsvid, Arvakur Hrimfaxi Grane Call Cuall Hengroen Gwyn Dunmane Du White Mare Cafall or Arvakur Hrimfaxi Grane Call Cuall Hengroen Gwyn Dunmane Du White Mare Cafall.

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