Horse of Diomedes

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These were four man-eating horses that were a part of Hercules seventh labour. They are related to the Harpies, Gorgons and the Erinyes and lived in Thrace. They were owned by Diomedes who was the son of Ares, god of war. He kept them chained to a bronze manger. They killed Glaukos the son of Sisphos in funeral games that were played in Pelias. Their descendants were believed to have lived until the time of Alexander the Great.

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