Tuesday, 21 March 2017


I encountered the name, "Epona," in SM Stirling, The Protector's War (New York, 2006), Chapter Twenty, p. 563 and searched for it on this blog. See here.

In The Protector's War, Rudi, a future king, addresses an unruly horse as "Epona" in a voice like the wind, a harp or a trumpet, reveals his own Craft name and speaks as if they already know each other. Then he rides Epona safely. This is seen by some as an intervention by the Goddess. It happens at the horse fair, which is sacred to Epona.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

For me I first came across "Epona" while reading Harry Turtledove's THE MISPLACED LEGION.