Greek mythology: the legend of Pegasus

Greek mythology: the legend of Pegasus

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Greek mythology is a whole stream of good stories and legends and perhaps one of the most famous is that of Pegasus, the famous winged horse of impressive white color, son of poseidon, Greek god of the sea, and Medusa, the Gorgon.

It is said that it was born in the sources of the ocean and that is why it received its name, which comes from the Greek word phgh (pagé), which means spring. About his birth many things have been said throughout history, where it is said that he was born on Earth, having been fertilized by the blood that was shed by Medusa, when she was killed by Perseus.

One of the most widespread versions about the birth of the horse Pegasus is that he was born from the neck of Medusa when Perseus cut his neck very close to the sea, where his blood, in contact with the water, caused his brother, the giant Chrysaor, to be born.

Pegasus has been represented countless times And we not only know him from history books, we have had the opportunity to see recreations of this fantastic being in movies, series and even comics, demonstrating the great importance that this being of Greek mythology has despite having passed so many centuries since that his legend began.

One of the characteristics of this phenomenal being is that he could fly and that he could make the water flow wherever he stepped and that he was completely untamed. These characteristics did not go unnoticed by Bellerophon, the son of King Glaucus of Corinth, who for a long time desired him and organized expeditions to capture him.

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Given the Bellerophon tried very hard to try to get him, The goddess Athena provided him with a golden bridle to tame him, which he did and soon they became claws and flesh, managing to kill an enemy as important and dangerous as the Chimera, another of the most important mythological characters.

Time passed, Bellerophon grew in fame and wanted to become a god in order to reach the Olympus of the gods with Pegasus, something that Zeus did not like, who sent an insect to bite Pegasus. When it did, Pegasus violently shook, throwing Bellerophon to the ground, leaving him impeded and the steed was able to escape from him.

Finally, Zeus names Pegasus the bearer of lightning and thunder, two of the most important symbols of his power, but he also ordered him to be in charge of driving Aurora's car and also turned him into a constellation composed of four bright stars, something that we can see in the sky today.

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