THE ANCIENT MYTH OF PEGASUS
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Pegasus is the winged horse from Greek Mythology. He
was the son of Poseidon and Medusa. It was told that Pegasus sprang from the
head or neck of his mother Medusa when Perseus beheaded her. This would give him
an important or higher birth such as the birth of Athena from the head of Zeus.
There are many stories of how Bellerophon came to
have Pegasus at his side. In most accounts he caught Pegasus with a golden
bridle that was given to him by Athena; however, the way in which he actually
caught Pegasus varies.
The first account:
While Pegasus, the
winged horse God was drinking from a well, Bellerophon, the Corinthian hero was
able to capture him. Bellerophon used a golden bridle that the God Athena had
given him as a gift. The gods then allowed Bellerophon to keep Pegasus as a gift
as a reward for killing Chimera.
The second account:
Polyidus told Bellerophon to sleep in the temple of
Athena overnight which he did. While he was sleeping the goddess gave him a
golden bridle. When Bellerophon awoke the next morning he was holding the
bridle. He found Pegasus drinking water at the Pierian Spring. As soon as
Pegasus saw the bridle he went over to Bellerphon and let him ride.
Pegasus helped Bellerophon in several battles
against the Chimera and the Amazons. At the time of Bellerophon death, Pegasus
returned to Mount Olympus to aid the gods.
After returning to Mount Olympus, Pegasus took a
wife, Euippe, thus the beginning of winged horses. Many years later, Pegasus was
turned into a constellation.
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