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  Mah Pihk

 

Thailand

Mah Pihk, literally ‘Winged Horse’, is a mythological creature, that consists of a horse with wings and which is able to fly with great speed. In Thai folklore, it lives in the mythical Himaphan Forest, but also occurs in other, unrelated myths, whilst in Buddhism, it is reminiscent of Kanthaka, the horse of Prince Siddhartha, which is usually also portrayed as flying through the air, though it has no wings (fig.).