Accordin to some stories, Arion was the son of Poseidon and Demeter, and the brother of Despoesna. According to others he was born after Poseidon struck the ground with his trident. He looked like a giant white horse, but with human feet instead of hooves, and giant eagle wings protruding from his back. He was as fast as the waves, was capable of human speech, and could forsee future events.

Pantheon: Greek


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