Pegasus (Biographical details)

Pegasus (mythological figure/creature; Roman; Greek; Male)

Also known as

Pegasus; Pegasos


Winged horse; he sprung from the blood of the Medusa (q.v.) when Perseus (q.v.) decapitated her; the mount of Perseus (q.v.), when he rescued Andromeda (q.v.), and of Bellerophon (q.v.), when he killed the Chimaera (q.v.); he caused the the Hippocrene spring to gush forth with a stamp of his hoof upon a rock.


'Pegasus und die Künste', Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, 1993