From the Wikipedia article on the Lord Hayagriva, an avatar of Lord Vishnu:
"The Horse Avatar of Lord Vishnu is seen as pulling the sun up to the heavens every day, bringing light to darkness. Hayagriva's consort is Marichi, the goddess of the rising sun, more accurately the sun's light which is the life force of all things, and which is seen as the female aspect of Hayagriva. Marichi represents the essence of the power of creation of the cosmos. Whereas Hayagriva represents the other male aspect.
"In several other sources he is a white horse who pulls the sun into the sky every morning."
Hayagriva ("Horse-Neck") is "worshipped as the god of knowledge and wisdom, with a human body and a horse's head, brilliant white in color."
Sound familiar? You bet. Now -- did Lairen Faust know all this? Or is this a Jungian archetype of the collective unconscious? Or just a coincidence?
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