Best Mythical Horse Names

Our daughter is in love with Unicorns along with our 7 horses we currently have. She even has a white miniature horse she received on her first birthday that we call magic. Guess what he is for Halloween every year? Yep a mini unicorn. We always love watching moving that have horses in them whether they are real or mythical the same. Here is a list of everything we have learned over the years.

What is a mythical horse called?

Poseidon fathered many horses, the most famous of which was the winged horse Pegasus, which was fathered by the Gorgon Medusa. Pegasus is a legendary winged holy horse who is one of Greek mythology’s most well-known creatures. Typically depicted in a pure white color scheme.

Pegasus was an immortal winged horse in Greek mythology, and one of Poseidon and Medusa’s two daughters. Pegasus, along with his brother, the golden-sworded Chrysaor, miraculously appeared from his pregnant mother’s neck after Perseus beheaded her. For a time, he belonged to the Greek hero Bellerophon before being entrusted by Zeus with the task of drawing the chariot of his thunderbolts.

Horses have dignity and godliness that no other living being can match. They are deserving of names that honor their majesty. The ancient and beautiful language and myths are a good place to search for names.

Each of these names carries mythological connotations. Take a look at the suggestions below and see if anything stands out as a good match for your new horse.

Who is the god and goddess of horses?

Poseidon was a god of the sea, floods, and horses in ancient Greek religion. Poseidon’s name means “husband of the earth” or “king of the earth.” The trident, which was once a fish spear, was his sword and main emblem.

Epona was a goddess of the Celts. Her name includes a horse reference: “epos” means “horse” in Celtic, and the suffix “-ona” simply means “on.” Epona is the goddess who protects mares and foals. Since the horse was so important in the Gauls’ lives, Epona held a significant position in their religion.

Astarte was the Egyptian goddess of horses and chariots, and she was worshipped as a powerful and aggressive war goddess.

Cool Horse Names

  • Randolph
  • Jet
  • Aztec
  • Elf
  • Nellie
  • Chance
  • Milton
  • June
  • Navajo
  • Snip
  • Mac
  • Mars
  • Azira
  • Genie
  • Nuggle

What are the names of Apollo’s horses?

Apollo’s Golden Chariot is being dragged. One of Apollo’s most important everyday tasks was to tether the four horses pulling his golden chariot.

  • Aethon
  • Pyrois
  • Phlegon
  • Eou

So that he could drag the Sun across the sky every day.

Unique Horse Names

  • Dyaus
  • Yolanda
  • Pollux
  • Helios
  • Gregorios
  • Alfonso
  • Dillu
  • Iremia
  • Zephyer
  • kelpie
  • Lark
  • Asta
  • Katy
  • Iris
  • Rhea
  • Gaea

Fantasy Horse Names

  • Aslan
  • Mulan
  • Frost
  • Freye
  • Black Beauty
  • Magic
  • Narah
  • Sansa
  • Domino
  • Epona
  • Skywalker
  • Red River
  • Gulliver
  • Arvak
  • Hwin
  • Victor

Egyptian Horse Names

  • Amun
  • Nawal
  • Sahara
  • Maihab
  • Adnan Aljassimya
  • Yakootah
  • Patriot Lsa
  • Ziyadah
  • Hani
  • Masir Al Mar
  • Baha
  • Habib

Mythical Horse Names Female

  • Hera: Queen of gods in Greek
  • Nemesis: Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance, is especially interested in those who pay the price for acts of hubris, or excessive pride. Nemesis, also known as “the inescapable,” is a person no one likes to see approaching them from behind.
  • Tethys: Mother of the sea
  • Danae: Danae was a princess of Argive and the mother of the hero Perseus.
  • Selene: Selene is the goddess of the moon and a titan. She rides a delicate moon chariot through the nighttime sky, and she is said to have a large number of lovers.
  • Mazu: Mazu is a sea goddess in Chinese mythology. Mazu was a former shamaness who had been transformed into a god. She traveled the oceans, defending believers and miraculously rescuing people from the seas.
  • Artemis: Apollo’s twin sister Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She is the goddess of hunting, the great outdoors, wild animals, virginity, and childbirth.
  • Penelope: Penelope is a common name that frequently appears in the top 50 lists in a variety of countries. Penelope is best known in Greek mythology as Odysseus’ wife, and she was known for being the most devoted of wives, as it was said that she waited 20 years for her husband to return to her.
  • Nyx: At the dawn of life, Nyx, the goddess of night, served as a mother figure to Thanatos (death) and Hypnos (sleep).
  • Althea: In Greek mythology, Althea is the queen of Calydon. Her name means “healer,” and her story is intertwined with that of her son Meleager, as they both died as a result of each other’s actions.
  • Xiha: Di Jun has two sisters, one of whom is this solar goddess. Xihe gave birth to ten suns in the form of three-legged crows. Every day, one of the crows will travel the world in a chariot with Xihe.

Mythical Horse Names Male

  • Kirin: A unicorn, in Japanese folklore.
  • Sleipnir: Sleipnir was Odin’s horse, and is said to be the best of all horses. He was also the fastest horse on the planet, and nothing could ever slow him down, whether on Earth or in Heaven.
  • Uchchaihshravas: Hindu mythology’s seven-headed flying horse.
  • Daoji: This Chan Buddhist monk, also known as Chan Master Daoji, was thought to possess supernatural abilities that enabled him to fight evil and protect the poor and downtrodden.
  • Zeus: God of thunder, lightning, sky, weather, law, order, and justice; ruler of Mount Olympus and king of the gods.
  • Tian: This is one of the oldest Chinese words for the heavenly world. Tian is in a harmonious relationship with Di, the universe. They support the three planes of life, as well as humanity, as a whole. This name may be appropriate for a horse or foal with a positive attitude or who is especially attractive. Maybe a handsome grey or a lovely bay with flickering stockings and ablaze.
  • Hippogriff: Has the body of a horse and the head of an eagle with wings, according to Greek mythology.
  • Perses: Perses is the titan of devastation, according to historians, who aren’t completely sure what the name implies.
  • Orion: Orion was the son of Poseidon in Greek mythology. He was unfortunately killed, but his name was immortalized as a star in the sky.
  • Yinglong: Yinglong is a Chinese word that means “responsive dragon.” In Chinese mythology, this dragon was a winged beast who was a rain god. Yinglong is a kind dragon who is always willing to support others.
  • Hades: Hades is the god of money and the lord of the underworld, and he is one of Zeus’ brothers. Cerberus, his gigantic three-headed dog, guards the entrance and exit to the underworld.
  • Centaur: A centaur, also known as a hippocentaur, is a Greek mythological beast with a human upper body and horse lower body and legs. Centaurs are believed to be as wild as untamed horses in many Greek myths.

Norse Horse Names

  • Magni: Magni is an Old Norse word that means “mighty” or “powerful.” Magni is the son of Thor, the God of Thunder, and Járnsaxa, the giantess. Magni’s strength, as well as the fact that both of his parents are enormous, make this a good name for a big male gelding or stallion of any sort.
  • Alfrigg: Alfrkr variant or a mix of alf “elf” and freginn “experienced.” In Norse mythology, this is the name of one of the four dwarfs who produced Freyja’s necklace Brsingamen.
  • Andvari: “Careful one” is what it means. Andvari was a dwarf who lived beneath a waterfall and could transform into a fish at will in Norse mythology. He possessed a large sum of gold as well as the magical ring Andvaranaut, which had made him rich. Loki captured Rán and stole his gold and ring with the aid of a net he stole from him.
  • Norn: The Norns are the demi-goddesses of fate in Norse mythology. They have complete authority over the fates of all gods and men, as well as the eternal rules of the universe. Urd (“fate”), Verdandi (“necessity”), and Skuld (“skuld”) are the three sisters (“being”).
  • Odin: One of the most important gods in Norse mythology, Odin is also known as Wodan, Woden, or Wotan. However, because of the complex picture of him painted by a wealth of archaeological and literary sources, determining his exact nature and role is difficult.
  • Saga: In Old Norse, the saga could mean “to see one.” Saga is a goddess who rules over history and poetry. Saga could be a good name for a lot of mares, particularly those with more thoughtful personalities.
  • Valhalla: Odin and the other gods reside in Valhalla, a sprawling, magnificent fortress. It’s also the last resting place of the chosen warriors. The warriors gather here to prepare for Ragnarök, the world’s end. Valhalla may be a good name for a horse that demonstrates courage or noble conduct.
  • Buddi: It’s possible that this is a version of Bai. Icelandic budda means “money pack,” and Norwegian boddi means “newborn cat.” Boddi is one of Karl and Snr’s sons in Norse mythology.
  • Sol: Sol is the sun goddess and Mundilfari’s daughter in Norse mythology. Glen is her husband. Sol travels across the sky in a chariot drawn by Alsvid (“all swift”) and Arvak (“early riser”). To keep them calm, the gods put iron-cold bellows underneath their shoulder blades.
  • Valkyries: The Valkyries, or “choosers of the slain,” are stunning young women who ride winged horses and wield axes and helmets. The Valkyries scout the battlefields for the bravest of those who have been slain, as Odin needs more courageous warriors for the upcoming battle of Ragnarok.



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