Caballo marino chilote

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The Caballo Marino Chilote (chilote sea horse) is an aquatic creature of the Chilote mythology of Chile, that bears some resemblance to the hippocampus.[1]

Legend says that the "Caballo marino chilote" is an invisible creature, which could only be seen by those with magical powers. The creature would look like a normal horse, but would have the longer snout, golden mane, four paws in the form of fins, and a long tail, similar to the tail of a fish. They can exist in various sizes, from dwarfs to giants. The Brujo Chilote (a type of sorcerer or warlock) would use a "Caballo marino chilote" as transportation to get to the Caleuche ghost ship.[2] [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Caballo Marino - ChileMitos". www.chilemitos.cl. Retrieved 2016-08-05. (Spanish)
  2. ^ "El Caballo Marino - Chiloé Mitológico". chiloemitologico.cl. Retrieved 2016-08-05. (Spanish)
  3. ^ "El Caleuche: The ghost ship of Chilote folklore". Folkrealm Studies. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  • Bernardo Quintana Mansilla. Chiloé mitológico: mitos, pájaros agoreros, ceremonias mágicas de la provincia de Chiloé. s.n., 1987. (in Spanish)