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40+ Horse Names Inspired By Mythology

If you love mythology and folklore, horses are your true passion and want to give your horse a famous name, here’s the list of the most famous horse names from mythology. Check the list and make your choice.

  •     Uchchaihshravas, Indra’s horse in Hindu mythology
  •     Hofvarpnir, horse of the goddess Gná in Norse myths
  •     Svadilfari, the giant stallion that fathered Sleipnir
  •     Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend, Cúchulainn’s horses
  •     Hrimfaxi, Nótt’s horse in Norse myths
  •     Glad, a horse in Norse mythology
  •     Pegasus, flying horse of Greek mythology
  •     Hippocampus, a sea horse that pulled Poseidon’s chariot
  •     Falhófnir, a horse in Norse mythology
  •     Arion, an immortal, extremely swift horse
  •     Šarac, horse of Prince Marko
  •     Embarr, Niamh and Lugh’s horse
  •     Skinfaxi, Dagur’s horse in Norse myths
  •     Tulpar, the winged or swift horse in Turkic mythology
  •     Hengroen, King Arthur’s horse
  •     Tikbalang, the demon horse in Philippine folklore
  •     White horse of Kent
  •     Kelpie, a mythical Celtic water horse
  •     Silili, a Babylonian king of horses
  •     Árvakr and Alsviðr pulled Sól’s chariot
  •     Gringolet, Sir Gawain’s horse
  •     The Mares of Diomedes, which fed on human flesh
  •     The Trojan Horse

  •     Gulltoppr, the horse of Heimdallr in Norse myths
  •     Rhaebus, the horse of Mezentius in Roman myths
  •     Morvarc’h, the horse of Gradlon in Breton legend
  •     The horse of Sinterklaas: in the Netherlands “Amerigo”, in Flanders “Slechtweervandaag” (“Bad weather today”)
  •     Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged horse in Norse myths
  •     Dora, a war horse of Đurađ Senković
  •     Zelenko, horse of Damjan Jugović
  •     Epona, Gaulish horse goddess
  •     Grey of Macha, or Macha’s Grey, CúChulainn’s chariot horse; known as the king of all horses
  •     Widow-Maker/Lightning, mythical cowboy Pecos Bill’s horse
  •     Balius and Xanthos, Achilles’ horses
  •     Ros Beiaard, a horse from Belgian folklore, still celebrated annually in many cities across the country.
  •     The Nuckelavee, an Orcadian horse with no skin which sometimes appears to have a man astride its body
  •     Glær, a horse listed in both the Grímnismál and Gylfaginning
  •     Jabučilo, horse of Momčilo
  •     Dyaus Pita, the Sky Father, who appears as a horse
  •     Llamrei, King Arthur’s mare
  •     Ždralin, horse of Miloš Obilić