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The horse in magic and myth

By: Howey, M. Oldfield
Material type: TextTextLondon William Rider & Son 1923Description: xii, 238p.; ill.; bibliogs.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume Subject(s): Horses | Horses--Mythology | Horses--Folklore | Animals--Symbolic aspects | Symbolism
Contents:
Chapters: Fairy Horses - Angel horses - Ghostly horses - The demon horse: mare and others - The demon horse: the wild huntsman - The headless phantom horse - The saxon horse - The Trojan horse - The hobby horse - The bridal horse -- The horse-shoe -- The corn horse -- Sun horses -- The moon horse -- The wind horse -- Sea horses -- The night horse -- the horse in charm and incantation -- The prophetic horse - The symbolic horse -- Witches, fairies and horses -- The gods and patron saints of horses -- The sacrificial horse -- Other sacred horses -- The horse loosed -- The funeral horse -- The horse and metempsychosis -- The horse in creation myths -- The moral and legal responsibility of the horse -- Lucky and unlucky coloration of horses -- Centaurs, hypogryphs and unicorns
Abstract: 'Familiar as we have all been from early childhood with some of the equine marvels which inhabit Fairyland, many people may be surprised to discover what a large amount of tradition is to be found in regard to the existence of such an order of beings. I have endeavoured to collect certain instances that are fairly representative, and it will be seen that a number of these are singularly arresting and dramatic in character.' --Intro.
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Chapters: Fairy Horses - Angel horses - Ghostly horses - The demon horse: mare and others - The demon horse: the wild huntsman - The headless phantom horse - The saxon horse - The Trojan horse - The hobby horse - The bridal horse -- The horse-shoe -- The corn horse -- Sun horses -- The moon horse -- The wind horse -- Sea horses -- The night horse -- the horse in charm and incantation -- The prophetic horse - The symbolic horse -- Witches, fairies and horses -- The gods and patron saints of horses -- The sacrificial horse -- Other sacred horses -- The horse loosed -- The funeral horse -- The horse and metempsychosis -- The horse in creation myths -- The moral and legal responsibility of the horse -- Lucky and unlucky coloration of horses -- Centaurs, hypogryphs and unicorns

'Familiar as we have all been from early childhood with some of the equine marvels which inhabit Fairyland, many people may be surprised to discover what a large amount of tradition is to be found in regard to the existence of such an order of beings. I have endeavoured to collect certain instances that are fairly representative, and it will be seen that a number of these are singularly arresting and dramatic in character.' --Intro.

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