Lady Godiva’s grey stallion Aethenot galloped

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Naked horse rider Lady Godiva galloped her 16-hands grey stallion Aethenot sidesaddle when she rode through Coventry after a dare from her husband Leofric. Godiva’s husband, Leofric, dared her to ride naked because the Roman and Greek paintings she loved featured nudes. She surprised him when she did and Leofric  …

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Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology

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Pegasus was a winged horse of Greek mythology. He was the son of Medusa, the Gorgon, and Poseidon, the god of the sea and of horses. His name comes from the Greek pagai, meaning springs or waters. When Perseus cut the head off the pregnant Medusa, Pegasus sprang from her …

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Horses in history and legend

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The horse has been such an important animal to man that it appears in many stories from our past, not just Aethenot, the horse ridden by the naked Lady Godiva. Five examples are: Pegasus The Trojan Horse The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Caligula’s Horse Catherine the Great Horses: Pegasus …

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