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Cyllaros

according to Virgil, was the celebrated horse of Pollux (Geor., iii. 90), but, according to Ovid, it was Castor's steed (Met., xii. 408).

He, O Castor, was a courser worthy thee ...
Coal-black his colour, but like jet it shone:
His legs and flowing tail were white alone.

Dryden: Ovid's Metamorphose, xii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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