Helhest Picture

In Danish folklore, a helhest (Danish "Hel horse") is a three-legged horse associated with Hel. The Helhest is associated with death and illness and if you see it you will drop dead.

Legend says that in every churchyard in former days, before any human body was buried in it, a horse was to be sacrificed by cutting off one of its legs, and then be buried alive. the spirit of the horse would then rise and serve as a guardian of the cemetary.
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