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White Horses are yet another recurring figure in large number of highly - visible religions and mythologies: Muslim, Christian, Celtic, Greek, Norse, Hindu, Buddhist and even Native American Blackfoot tribe. Below are their stories. Interesting to see common thread throughout various historical culture myths. Add to our list you have found others! Muslim Al - Buraq is mythological steed, described as creature from heavens which transports prophets. Al - Buraq carries Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back during Isra and mi raj or night Journey, which is title of one of chapters, Al - Isra, of Quran. Christian Rider on White Horse is story of magnificent White Horse which carries Jesus Christ as he leads angels and saints in dramatic battle between good and evil after Jesus returns to Earth. Verse Reads As Follow: 11 I Saw Heaven Standing Open And There Before Me Was White Horse, Whose Rider Is Called Faithful And True. With justice, he and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, on his head are many crowns. He has name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in robe dipped in blood, and his name is Word of God. 14 armies of heaven were following him, riding white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth came sharp sword with which to strike down nations. He will rule them with iron scepter. He tread winepress of fury of wrath of God Almighty. Celtic in Celtic Mythology, Rhiannon, mythic figure in Mabinogion collection of legends, rides pale - White Horse. Because of this, she has been linked to Romano - Celtic fertility horse Goddess Epona and other instances of veneration of horses in early Indo - European culture. Greek in Greek Mythology, White wing Horse Pegasus was son of Poseidon and gorgon Medusa. Poseidon was also creator of horses, creating them out of breaking waves when challenged to make beautiful land animal. Norse in Norse Mythology, eight - legged Horse Sleipnir, best horse among gods and men, is described as gray. Sleipnir is also ancestor of another gray horse, Grani, who is owned by hero Sigurd. Hindu in Puranas, one of precious objects that emerge while devas and demons were churning milky ocean was Uchaishravas, snow - white horse with seven heads. Uchaishravas was times ridden by Indra, lord of devas. Indra is depicted as having liking for white horses in several legends - He often steals sacrificial Horse to consternation of all involve, such as in story of Sagara, or story of King Prithu. Buddhism Kanthaka was White Horse that was royal servant and favourite of Prince Siddhartha, who later became Gautama Buddha.

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Mythologies and traditions

In Zoroastrianism, one of three representations of Tishtrya, hypostasis of star Sirius, is that of White stallion. Divinity takes this form during last 10 days of every month of Zoroastrian calendar, and also in cosmogonical battle for control of rain. In this latter tale, which appears in Avesta's hymns dedicated to Tishtrya, divinity is opposed by Apaosha, demon of drought, which appears as black stallion. White Horses are also said to draw divine chariots, such as that Aredvi Sura Anahita, who is Avesta's divinity of waters. Representing various forms of water, her four horses are name wind, clouds and sleet.

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Literature and art

Irk Bitig, 10 - century manuscript found in Dunhuang, is one of most important sources for Turkic mythology and religion. This book is written in Old Turkic like Orkhon inscriptions. 10 - Century Irk Bitig, Or Book Of Divination Of Dunhuang, Is Important Source For Early Turkic Mythology. As result of nomad culture, horse is also one of main figures of Turkic mythology; Turks consider horse extension of individual - though generally dedicated to male - and see that one is complete with it. This might have led to or from term At - Beyi.

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