Thursday, July 30, 2009

Treasure #5

The Halter of Clydno Eiddyn

This halter hung on Clydno's bed, hanging by a staple (nail). When he went to bed, he would just wish for a certain type of horse and viola, it would be there for him in the morning. Outside of this, I am having a hard time finding stuff about this halter. I'm not sure if you could get a particular horse (I wish for Joe's horse) or if you could wish for a type of horse (I wish for an appaloosa). There seems to be no pictures of this thing and nothing else to describe it.

Since I have nothing on this horse halter, why not spend some time with this mythical horse that has nothing to do with the treasures of Britain.

The tikbalang - a demon horse from Philippine folklore. It hangs out in the mountains. It looks very weird - the joints are disproportionate to the rest of the body. When he squats down, his knees come above his head.

They love to lure travellers off the path and getting them lost in the woods. Of course, you can easily avoid all their hassle by merely wearing your shirt inside out. That or ask permission softly to pass by their woods, but the wearing the shirt inside out is so in these days. Just to put my money where my mouth is, I wore my shirt inside out today and ta-dah! No tikbalang attacks!

A tikbalang has a spiky mane. If you can obtain one of these tufts, then you can use it as a talisman to tame one and keep it as a servant. However, you need to leap upon the tikbalang from behind and then hold on until it gets tired of trying to knock you off balance.

Where do these guys come from? Aborted fetuses. That's right. If you're pro-life, here's another reason why you shouldn't have abortions. If you are pro-choice, then watch out. You might want to start wearing your shirt inside out...

We talked awhile back about the devil beating his wife (rain while the sun is shining). It appears that there is another saying about this weather phenomenon - "a tikbalang is getting married."

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