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ARION

Greek fabulous creature

Also known as AREON

A fabulous but lop-sided winged horse

He is of godly origin, but it all went a bit pair-shaped. DEMETER, trying to flee from the advances of POSEIDON, changed into the form of a mare. A bad move as the Sea God had invented horse-racing and soon caught up with her in the form of a stallion.

Then it was up! and over! Apart from the subsequent birth of a black-maned horse and a nymphly daughter. The horse was called ARION and he has a slight handicap: human feet on his right hand side. This must cause many problems when it comes to horseshoes.

He can also speak, although we suspect that most of what he has to say is unprintable.

Another version of the story claims that his mother is the screamingly spiteful ERINYS. If so, we hope the anti-animal-cruelty organisations are standing by.

ARION FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ARION
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : fabulous creature
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : AREON
Popularity index : 18941

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Article last updated on 26 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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