Monday, February 23, 2009

Bucephalus and Kanthaka - two Horses from History

Heard of Bucephalus or Kanthaka. From the title you'd have understood that they are two horses. But the fact is that they are not just horses. They are the horses of two great men.

Bucephalus was Alexander the Great's horse and the most famous actual horse of antiquity (a long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome).

Now, Kanthaka was the favourite horse of Prince Siddhartha, (who came to be known as Gautama Buddha)

Two creatures etched in history by the grace of their masters.

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Unknown said...

Bucephalus mocked at fear and did not turn away from the sword. Swallowing the ground with fierce rage during battle. Trained to charge during the sound and smell of war.

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