Reimagining Today’s Horse for Tomorrow’s World
3. Horses in Ancient Greek and Celtic Mythologies
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Horses in Ancient Greek and Celtic Mythologies
As long as horses have carried humans on their backs, humans have carried forth inspirational stories of horses. The steeds’ beauty, strength, and elegance are part of the human narrative, making the horse an intrinsic part of our history. Accordingly, horses are central to ancient Greek and Celtic cultures and populate their myths. Among the magical horses in Greek mythology is the mythical white-winged horse Pegasus. In Celtic mythology, with its goddess Epona, protector of horses, horses carry off the dead to the Otherworld. This chapter presents these transformative tales from ancient Greek mythologies and Celtic lore.
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