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Divination with horse(s); the Celts kept white horses in consecrated groves; ancient Germans kept similar steeds in their temples.
Horses were used as omens both good and bad.
The rider is very concerned about which foot
is going out first; the left one or the right one.

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If on leaving the temple at the out-break of hostilities, the horses crossed the temple threshold with the left forefoot first, the prophecy was regarded as an evil omen and the war was abandoned. A horse’s pace was also interpreted.

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