Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Uffington White Horse

The Uffington White Horse (here in LEGO by Bill Anjo) was carved into a hill in southern England probably around 3000 years ago. While it is unknown what the original purpose was, many speculate that it had religious significance to the original carvers. It may have been associated with the worship of a horse goddess known as Epona by the Celts of Gaul and Rhiannon by the Celts of Britain. Another proposal is that it was an offering to the sun god Belinos, who rode on a horse.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this horse for real! Never imagined I'd be seeing a picture of a LEGO version. You find the NEATEST things...