The Drinkers of the Wind
The Bedouin story states that Allah created the Arabian from the south wind and exclaimed, “I create thee Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle. On thy back, I set a rich spoil and a Treasure in thy loins. I establish thee as one of the Glories of the Earth… I give thee flight without wings.”
As another story goes… In this story, the angel know as Jibril (also known as Gabriel) descended from Heaven and awakened Ismael, son of Abraham, with a “wind spout” that whirled toward him. The angel then commanded the thunder cloud to stop scattering dust and rain, and so it gathered itself into a prancing, handsome creature -a horse- that seemed to swallow up the ground. Hence, the Bedouin bestowed the title “Drinkers of the Wind” to the first Arabian horse.