Happy Eponalia!

2nd–3rd century AD statue of Epona riding astride, found in Luxembourg, photographed by Owen Cook and sourced via Wiki Commons.
2nd–3rd century AD statue of Epona riding astride, found in Luxembourg, photographed by Owen Cook and sourced via Wiki Commons.

Today is the day that modern pagans have assigned to the Celtic-Roman goddess of ponies, Epona. If you want to celebrate, Devon, Maid of Epona has some suggestions involving beer and hippomanes here, and there’s a fantastic, comprehensive site about the history and archaeology of the goddess here. Alternatively, mosey over to Epona TV and start viewing their Gerd Heuschmann series on what’s gone seriously wrong with modern dressage.

Published by Susanna Forrest

Author of The Age of the Horse: an Equine Journey Through Human History and If Wishes Were Horses: A Memoir of Equine Obsession.

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