I did a lot of research on different animals and their symbolism as part of my AS Level Art project last year entitled 'People and Animals' and I thought it would be fun to share some of the stuff I learned. Here is Part 2: Horses. Scroll to the end to get the links to the other parts!


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  • Germanic tribes used white horses for divination
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  • Indo-Aryans worshipped the horse for its speed, strength and intelligence
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  • Epona is the Gallo-Roman goddess of horses, and other equine creatures
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  • Hayagrina, a horse-headed God, is worshipped by Hindus
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  • Ancient Greeks believed Poseidon was originally conceived under the form of a horse
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  • The Uffington White Horse is from the Iron Age
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FILM: War Horse
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SONG: Bring On the Dancing Horses by Echo and the Bunnymen

Horse Gallery

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