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Horse names

Has anyone else ever noticed that all of the names come from gods/goddesses, mythological heroes/creatures, or indian tribes?

The origins

I made a list of horses and their name origins using my cards. Please add yours!

Horse name

Origin

Absaroke

Apsáalooke or Crow Native American tribe - Siouan

Amor

Latin name for Eros and Cupid, Greek and Roman gods, respectively

Aphaia

Greek goddess worshipped on Aegina

Arapaho

Hinono'eiteen Native American tribe – Algonquian

Asbru or Bifrost

Mythical Norse bridge that connects Midgard and Asgard

Artemis

Greek goddess of the hunt and wild animals

Ceres

Roman goddess  of agriculture and fertility

Cheyenne

Só'taeo'o and Tsétsêhéstâhese Native American tribes - Algonquian

Chiricahua

Apache Native American tribe

Cochiti

Kotyit Native American Tribe – Eastern Keresan

Cupid

Roman god of love and desire

Demeter

Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility

Diana

Roman goddess of the hunt and the moon

Donn

Irish – Lord of the Dead

Eirene

Greek goddess – Personification of Peace

Flora

Roman goddess of flowers and spring

Fylgie

Norse – Appear during sleep or impending death

Gaia

Greek goddess – Personification of the Earth

Hestia

Greek goddess of the hearth and domesticity

Inuit

Group of Native American tribes – Inuktitut, Iñupiaq, Inuvialuktun

Juno

Roman goddess – Queen of the gods, Patron of Rome

Kelpie-Pooka

Kelpies* and pookas** are mythological creatures originating in the British Isles.

Lenape

Native American tribe - Delaware

Lugh

Irish god – Hero and High King

Nanna

Sumerian (goddess of love and warfare) or Norse (wife of Baldr)

Nike

Greek goddess – Personification of Victory

Nikita

Russian folk hero

Nisqually

Squalli-Absh Native American Tribe - Salishan

Osage

Ni-u-kon-ska Native American tribe - Siouan

Paiute

Numa and Nawuvi Native Americans

Pawnee

Chahiksichahiks  Native American Tribe - Caddoan

Pima

Akimel O'odham Native Americans

Rauni

Finnish

Selene

Greek goddess of the moon

Tewa

Tanoan Native Americans

Urania

Greek Muse of Astronomy

Vesta

Roman goddess of the hearth and home

Wasco

Wasco-Wishram – Two related Chinook Native American tribes

Yakama

Mamachatpam Native American tribe


*Kelpies – Scottish folklore – Water spirits that appeared as horses. They could shapeshift into human form. Carried people into the water and drowned or devoured them.

**Pookas – Irish folklore – Shapeshifters that appeared as black horses, goats, or rabbits, but usually appear as horses. Usually considered evil, but sometimes portrayed as good.

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