Recently, I visited Glendalough. Outside the hotel, on some unremarkable spot, stands a statue of what seem to be two stone horses, carrying some sort of shell. On closer view, hower, they turn out to be hippocamps, seahorses, part horse, part fish.
For a picture, see: http://s986.photobucket.com/albums/ae350/superrrmilla/?action=view¤t=Afbeelding093.jpg
I tried to find out of Irish or Celtic mythology features seahorses or hippocamps, but I am drawn to believe they are actually Greek. Poseidon used these as means of transportation.
Still, I am curious. Anyone out here by ane chance knows anything about these horses or why something Greek would be standing near (the remains of) a monastery?
I am puzzled.