I share an ancient legend about a samurai and his attempt to tame a fearsome man-eating horse!

The story draws many parallels with ancient Greek myths of the Mares of Diomedes, and of the taming of Bucephalus.

Are these tales of monstrous horses remnants of a buried ancient knowledge we have conditioned ourselves (and our horses) to forget, and what may these stores tell about our relationship with the same animals who helped us shape modern civilization?


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Vuk/Darwin, host of Tracing Owls Podcast. All-around trickster weirdo discussing biology, forteana, the paranormal and their intricate cultural nuances!