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Pegasus
(517 words)

(Πήγασος/Pḗgasos, Lat. Pegasus).

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[1] A magical winged horse

A magical winged horse, associated with the Corinthian hero Bellerophon. When Perseus [1] cuts off the head of Medusa, P. and Chrysaor [4] spring from her carcass (Hes. Theog. 280f.). P.'s father is Poseidon (Hes. Theog. 276). According to Hesiod, Poseidon sends P. to Bellerophon (Hes. fr. 43a,82ff. M.-W.), while according to others the latter receives from Athena a golden bridle …

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), “Pegasus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e911670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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