Mythological Horses

Mythological HorsesThere is a long list of horses in mythology and these tales come from all corners of the earth. It’s interesting to see that such a noble, beautiful animal is often portrayed as no-good.

Lately mythology has peaked my interest so I’ve been doing some research into how horses of mythology are given life. In doing that research I’ve collected quite a list from cultures worldwide and I’m attempting to look at each one in more detail.

The horses of mythology: a few of them you may know, a few of them you’ve never heard of and a few of them we should all steer clear of.

Mythological Horse List

We’ve already met a few of them and the links are below.
Al-Buraf Hafifa
Anemoi of Zeus
Ashva
Asvieniai
Balios (same as below?)
Balius & Xanthus
Blanque jument
Bucephalus
Burak (Buraq) Islamic Centaur
Centaur
Chollima
Embarr
Epona the Horse Goddess
Fire breathing steeds of Ares
Gandharva
Glashtyn
Gringolet
Gulltoppr
Gytrash
Helhest
Hengroen & Llamrei
Hippalektryon
Hippogriff
Hofvarpnir
Horses of Helios
Immortal steeds of Eos
Kalki Centaur
Kelpie
Lampos
Le Cheval Mallet
Liath Macha & Dub Sainglend
Mares of Diomedes
Pegasus
Podarkes
Seleni
Shabdiz
Silili
Skinfaxi & Hrimfaxi
Sleipnir
Tianma
Tikbalang
Tulpar
Uchaishravas
Unicorn
Wind Horse
Zodiac Horse

Not What You Expect?

In doing my research I have been surprised at some of the naughty horse creatures, but it is interesting how the tales came about. I’ll continue to take a closer look at these creatures and add links to this list as I do.

2 Comments on “Mythological Horses

  1. 12345

    Is there a book you would recommend about mythological horses? I’m really interested in the different cultures. Thanks!

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