Pegasus became the most prominent of all the horses, given the task of collecting thunderbolts and bringing them to Zeus when the God demanded them.
The most common variant states that Pegasus was born of the earth as Medusa's blood spilled onto it and then into the sea foam.
Pegasus appears in the story of Bellerophon, the son of King Glaucus, a warrior known for his breeding of fierce horses who betrayed and devoured him.
The symbolism of Pegasus, the hoofed master of the ground and winged master of the air, continues to represent speed, strength, and artistic inspiration.
Pegasus has also been regarded as "the power of the creative spirit in all of us.
Pegasus threw Bellerophon from his back for such blasphemous behavior, and was awarded his own place in Mount Olympus, in the stables where the horses that pulled Zeus's chariot were kept.
Most of Pegasus images in heraldry features the animal cantering or with its front legs raised in the air and infrequently in mid-flight.
Pegasus is generally not considered to have a physical existence.
Pegasus, not being immortal, was eventually turned into a constellation, but a single feather fell to the earth near the city of Tarsus, which is how the city earned its name.
Rather, perceptions of truth are viewed as contingent on convention, human perception, and social experience.
Variations of stories involving winged horses do exist, but the legend of Pegasus and the tragic hero Bellerophon is the most prominent.
Of the mythical creatures represented in family crests and shields, Pegasus is not as predominant.
Like many other figures in Greek mythology, Pegasus was used to name a series of stars and space objects that make up a constellation.
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