Piazza del Duomo, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

With the head and front legs of a stallion, and the tail of a dolphin, the Hippocampus was the original seahorse. He was ideal for pulling the Greek sea god Poseidon’s chariot across the waves. It was job he carried out with aplomb. When Poseidon needed to get somewhere quickly, the Hippocampus always broke into a scallop.

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