White Horse of Uffington

Neolithic art.

The White Horse is a figure cut into the chalky landscape of Uffington, near Ridgeway (i.e. between Oxford and Bath). It has the look of an elongated horse, and may have represented the horse goddess, or just horses in general being a symbol of power. However, local folklore apparently holds this to be a depiction of the dragon slain by St. George on nearby Dragon Hill. This is unlikely, since that event is supposed to have taken place in Egypt.

Image from from Earth Mysteries.

Back to "W" | Back to JCE

Mary Jones 2004