Before the gods that made the gods
Had seen their sunrise pass,
The White Horse of the White Horse Vale
Was cut out of the grass.
the ballad of the white horse ~ g.k chesterton.
The oldest of the chalk figures cut into the English downs, dating back to perhaps the bronze age & very fragile. Even stone does not last forever. A tribute to the goddess Epona or merely an unmistakable symbol marking some long forgotten tribal boundary? God has left us mysteries to mull over & I do adore a good mystery. This is one of the best.