- Classical Mythology. a winged horse, created from the blood of Medusa, that opened the spring of Hippocrene with a stroke of its hoof, and that carried Bellerophon in his attack on the Chimera.
- Astronomy. the Winged Horse, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Aquarius.
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Contemporary Examples of pegasus
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Ian Bell is the author of Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan (Pegasus).Dylan’s Candor Gets Misconstrued as Hate Speech in France
December 7, 2013
At the end of the day, Pegasus always returned to a stable in Corinth.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 16, 2012
March 17, 2012
Historical Examples of pegasus
Pegasus came at his call, and with his help everything was easy.
Bellerophon held up the bridle and for the first time Pegasus was caught.
She had come to as inglorious an end as her victim, the Pegasus.
However, it may have been with his Pegasus, his mount for the hunt was no laggard.Lords of the North
A. C. Laut
Note a fine pair in Equūleus just west of the star Enif in Pegasus.A Field Book of the Stars
William Tyler Olcott
- Greek myth an immortal winged horse, which sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa and enabled Bellerophon to achieve many great deeds as his rider
- a constellation in the N hemisphere lying close to Andromeda and Pisces
Word Origin and History for pegasus
winged horse in Greek mythology, late 14c., from Latin, from Greek Pegasos, usually said to be from pege "fountain, spring; a well fed by a spring" (plural pegai), especially in "springs of Ocean," near which Medusa was said to have been killed by Perseus (Pegasus sprang from her blood). But this may be folk etymology, and the suffix -asos suggests a pre-Greek origin [Klein].
- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Andromeda.