Celaena Sardothian/Aelin Galathynius and Ansel of Briarcliff on Asterion horses

Asterion horses are a breed of horse within the Throne of Glass Universe. They are extremely valuable.

Description

Asterion horses have slender snouts and high tails. They are very elegantly built, and their coats come in various colors.

Behavior

Asterion horses appear to behave as an ordinary horse would. They can be trained to be ridden.

History

Creation Myth

The tale of the creation of the Asterion horses purports that the Fae made them from the four winds - spirit from the north, strength from the south, speed from the east, and wisdom from the west. Asterions are believed to be the most ancient breed of horse in Erilea.

Value

Asterion horses are regarded as valuable commodities for their endurance and beauty. Celaena Sardothien mentions that they are "worth their weight in gold".[1] Because Asterion pedigrees are traced through the mares, females fetch higher prices than the stallions. As such, they are almost exclusively owned by the very wealthy.

Known Asterion Horses

Trivia

  • Asterion mares are more valuable than stallions, due to the fact that Asterion bloodlines are traced through the female lines.[2]
  • The horses are named for the region in which they were created: Asterion, a place also renowned for its weapons.[3]

References

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