What is chariot?

  • (verb): Ride in a chariot.
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Chariot

The chariot is a type of horse carriage used in both peace and war as the chief vehicle of many ancient peoples. Ox carts, proto-chariots, were built by the Proto-Indo-Europeans and were also built in Mesopotamia as early as 3000 BC. The original chariot was a fast, light, open, two-wheeled conveyance drawn by two or more horses that were hitched side by side. The car was little more than a floor with a waist-high semicircular guard in front. The chariot, driven by a charioteer, was used for ancient warfare during the bronze and the iron ages. Armor was limited to a shield. The vehicle was used for travel and in processions, games, and races after it had been superseded by other vehicles for military purposes.

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The Demigod Files - Stories - "Percy Jackson and The Stolen Chariot"
... part of a ritual for the children of Ares, she must bring Ares war chariot back to his temple, the Intrepid ... Deimos (representing terror), who are the usual drivers and guardians of the chariot, grew jealous and stole it from Clarisse ... They bring the chariot to Ares' Temple on the Intrepid, an aircraft carrier that has since now become a museum ...
Monteleone Chariot
... The Monteleone chariot is an Etruscan chariot dated to c ... Though about 300 ancient chariots are known to still exist, only six are reasonably complete, and the Monteleone chariot is the best-preserved and most complete of all known surviving examples ...
Sun Chariot (horse)
... Sun Chariot (foaled 1939 in Ireland) was a good Thoroughbred racehorse that won the Fillies Triple Crown series of races ... Sun Chariot was a filly of great talent but very difficult temperament ...
Chariot, Alaska
... Chariot is a populated area on the coast of the Chukchi Sea in the western part of North Slope Borough in the U.S ... The place was named around 1962 after Project Chariot by personnel of the project ...
Cherub With Chariot Egg
... The Cherub with Chariot Egg or Angel with Egg in Chariot is a Tsar Imperial Fabergé egg, one of a series of fifty-two jeweled eggs made under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé for the Russian Imperial ...

More definitions of "chariot":

  • (verb): Transport in a chariot.
  • (noun): A two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome.
  • (noun): A light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage.

Famous quotes containing the word chariot:

    Yet ere I can say where—the chariot hath
    Passed over them—nor other trace I find
    But as of foam after the ocean’s wrath
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.” So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the LORD tossed the Egyptians into the sea.
    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 14:26,27.

    Ha, ha, my ship! thou mightiest well be taken now for the sea- chariot of the sun. Ho, ho! all ye nations before my prow, I bring the sun to ye! Yoke on the further billows ... I drive the sea!
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)