Chollima, the Winged Horse of North Korea.


Like Scotland, North Korea has only a mythical animal as its emblem, the winged horse called Chollima.
Korean folklore says this untamable horse can cover hundreds of miles in a day.
In the 1950s, after a cease-fire agreement was signed between the north and south, North Korean president Kim il Sun urged people to rebuild the nation at Chollima speed.
A famous bronze statue of the steed stands today in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital.
via Ten Unusual National Animals That Rival the Unicorn | Science | Smithsonian.

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