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Mythical Horses – 28 Famous Horses from Mythology




  • Pegasus (flying horse of Greek mythology)
  • Dora (a war horse of Đurađ Senković)
  • Skinfaxi (Dagur’s horse in Norse myths)
  • Nuggle (a mythical water horse of primarily Shetland folklore)
  • Embarr (Niamh and Lugh’s horse)
  • Tianma (a flying horse in Chinese folklore)
  • Gullfaxi (a horse in Norse mythology)
  • Hippocampus (a sea horse that pulled Poseidon’s chariot)
  • Kelpie (a mythical Celtic water horse)
  • Polkan (a half-human, half-horse creature from Russian folktales)
  • Epona (Gaulish horse goddess)
  • Enbarr (a horse in Irish mythology whose name means imagination)
  • Gringolet (Sir Gawain’s horse)
  • Llamrei (King Arthur’s mare)
  • Trojan Horse (a huge hollow wooden horse constructed by the Greeks to gain entrance into Troy)
  • Centaur (half-human, half-horse creatures in Greek mythology)
  • Phaethon (one of the two immortal steeds of the dawn-goddess Eos)
  • Sleipnir (an eight-legged horse ridden by Odin)
  • Gulltoppr (the horse of Heimdallr in Norse myths)
  • Tulpar (the winged or swift horse in Turkic mythology)
  • Glad (a horse in Norse mythology)
  • Balius and Xanthos (Achilles’ horses)
  • Zelenko (horse of Damjan Jugović)
  • Widow-Maker / Lightning (mythical cowboy Pecos Bill’s horse)
  • Arion (an immortal, extremely swift horse)
  • Falhófnir (a horse in Norse mythology)
  • Hengroen (King Arthur’s horse)
  • Sterope (horse of the sun-god Helios)

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