Taraxippus

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The race-course [of Olympia] has one side longer than the other, and on the longer side, which is a bank, there stands, at the passage through the bank, Taraxippos, the terror of the horses. It has the shape of a round altar, and as they run along the horses are seized, as soon as they reach this point, by a great fear without any apparent reason. The fear leads to disorder; the chariots generally crash and the charioteers are injured. Consequently the charioteers offer sacrifice, and pray that Taraxippos may show himself propitious to them.

Pausanias, Description of Greece, ca. 2nd Century AD

The Taraxippus is said to possibly be the ghost of a Greek Hero that stands at the chariot course at Olympus and terrifies the horses during the Olympic Games. We've chosen a deep red for this tinted balm, as the stone where the ghost is said to have stood was a deep red shade.

Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Butter, Wheatgerm Oil, Jojoba Wax, Peach Kernel Oil, Olive Wax, Avocado Butter, Mango Butter, Mica, Vitamin E, Flavour.

May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Violet, Ultramarine, Iron Oxides, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 21, Red 27, Red 40

  • This colour is vegan.
  • Comes as an oval lip balm tube, approximately 4.5g of product.
  • Darker shades may cause minor staining.