So naturally after finding out that hippophobia is actually fear of horses and not fear of hippos I was forced to find out what the fear of hippos is. The answer: hydroequinophobia.
So for all of you scoring at home, Chiefs safety Eric Berry has hippophobia, meaning he is afraid of horses. If he were afraid of hioppos (which makes more sense since they’re crazy deadly), he’d suffer from hydroequinophobia.
Conclusion: Greek is Latin for dumb people.