Probably there is no other horse in history that has had the fate to share a part of its rider's glory, at the extent that “Voukefalas” (Bucephalus or Bucephalas) has.
Bucephalus was Alexander the Great’s horse and the one depicted here at the statue of #alexanderthegreat on the waterfront of Thessaloniki.
Bucephalus and Alexander were inseparable; only Alexander could ride him, and indeed he did, into every battle from the conquest of the Greek city-states and Thebes through Gaugamela and into India.
Although historians disagree on the cause of the horse’s death - some claim he died from battle wounds - most agree he died of old age after the Battle of Hydaspes River (326 BCE). #localsknow .