Hippoeans, a warrior people of the High Steppes, worshiped
horses were pious. March to October they would only
which made them invulnerable to enemy arrows.
From March through
October they refused to obey human commands
as those months they were in spiritual retreat.
Thus it was the Hippoean's
horses who served as priests of Ares, god
of fertility and of war's "delayed infanticide."