Horse madness (hippomania) and hippophobia

  title={Horse madness (hippomania) and hippophobia},
  author={Y. Papakostas and M. Daras and I. Liappas and M. Markianos},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={467 - 471}
  • Y. Papakostas, M. Daras, +1 author M. Markianos
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • History of Psychiatry
  • Anthropophagic horses have been described in classical mythology. From a current perspective, two such instances are worth mentioning and describing: Glaucus of Potniae, King of Efyra, and Diomedes, King of Thrace, who were both devoured by their horses. In both cases, the horses’ extreme aggression and their subsequent anthropophagic behaviour were attributed to their madness (hippomania) induced by the custom of feeding them with flesh. The current problem of ‘mad cow’ disease (bovine… CONTINUE READING

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