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Usually depicted as pure white, Pegasus is the offspring of the Olympian god Poseidon. He was foaled by the Gorgon Medusa  upon her death, when the hero Perseus decapitated her. Pegasus is the brother of Chrysaor and the uncle of Geryon. Pegasus was caught by the Greek hero Bellerophonnear the fountain Peirene, with the help of Athena and Poseidon.
Pegasus allowed Bellerophon to ride him in order to defeat the monstrous Chimerawhich led to many other exploits. Bellerophon later fell from the winged horse's back while trying to reach Mount Olympus. Afterwards, Zeus transformed Pegasus into the eponymous constellation. A proposed etymology of the name is Luwian pihassasmeaning "lightning", and Pihassassia local Luwian- Hittite name in southern Cilicia of a weather god represented with thunder and lightning. The proponents of this etymology adduce Pegasus' role, reported as early as Hesiodas the bringer of thunderbolts to Zeus.
It was first suggested in and remains widely accepted,  but Robin Lane Fox has criticized it as implausible. Michael Brown, who has been studying ancient and medieval Greek poetry in the context of the Greek-North European dialogue, and has concluded from it that the word "Pegasus" is a pre-Celtic-PIE word, one which did not evolve into one of the numerous common names listed in both Greek and Western languages.
Miller, which is based on his work with Charles F. Osterhaus's analysis of the word and its relationships to Greek and Italian. According to legend, everywhere the winged horse struck his hoof to the earth, an inspiring water spring burst forth. One of these springs was upon the Muses ' Mount Heliconthe Hippocrene "horse spring" opened, Antoninus Liberalis suggested,  at the behest of Poseidon to prevent the Terje, Jesper & Joachim - Terje, Jesper & Joachim swelling with rapture at the song of the Muses; another was at Troezen.
Hesiod also says Pegasus carried thunderbolts for Zeus. There are several versions of the birth of the winged stallion and his brother Chrysaor in the far distant place at the edge of Earth, Hesiod's "springs of Oceanus, which encircles the inhabited earth, where Perseus found Medusa :.
One is that they sprang from the blood issuing from Medusa's neck as Perseus was beheading her,  similar to the manner in which Athena was born from the head of Zeus.
In another version, when Perseus beheaded Medusa, they were born Comfort Ye - Handel* - Cathedral Choral Society - University Of Maryland Chorus - Smithsonian Concer the Earth, fed by the Gorgon's blood.
A variation of this story holds that they were formed Horace - Pegasus* - Pegasus the mingling of Medusa's blood, pain and sea foam, implying that Poseidon had involvement in their making. The last version bears resemblance to Hesiod 's account of the birth of Aphrodite from the foam created when Uranus I Still Miss Someone - Johnny Cash - The Country Music Hall Of Fame Presents Johnny Cash severed Horace - Pegasus* - Pegasus were cast into the sea by Cronus.
Pegasus aided the hero Bellerophon in his fight against the Chimera. There are varying tales about how Bellerophon found Pegasus; the most common  being that the hero was told by Polyeidos to sleep in the temple of Athenawhere the goddess visited him in the night and presented him with a golden bridle. The next morning, still clutching the bridle, Bellerophon found Pegasus drinking at the Pierian spring, caught him and eventually tamed him. Michaud's Biographie universelle relates that when Pegasus was born, he flew to where thunder and lightning are released.
Then, according to certain versions of the myth, Athena tamed him and gave him to Perseus, who flew to Horace - Pegasus* - Pegasus to help Andromeda. In fact, Pegasus is a late addition to the story of Perseus, who flew on his own with the sandals lent to him by Hermes. Because of his years of faithful service to Zeus, Cobarde - Rolando La Serie - Viva Rolando was later honoured with transformation into a constellation.
During World War IIthe silhouetted image of Bellerophon the warrior, mounted on the winged Pegasus, was adopted by the United Kingdom 's newly raised parachute troops in as their upper sleeve insignia. The image clearly symbolized a warrior arriving at a battle by air, the same tactics used by paratroopers. One source suggests that the insignia was designed by famous English novelist Daphne du Maurierwho was wife of the commander of the 1st Airborne Division and later the expanded British Airborne ForcesGeneral Frederick "Boy" Browning.
The maroon background on the insignia was later used again by the Airborne Forces when they adopted the famous maroon beret in Summer The beret was the origin of the German nickname for British airborne troops, the Red Devils.
Today's Parachute Regiment carries on the maroon beret tradition. In it was announced that the units of 16 Air Assault Brigade would once again use the Pegasus insignia after a year hiatus. During the airborne phase of the Normandy invasion on the night of 5—6 JuneBritish 6th Airborne Division captured all its key objectives in advance of the seaborne assault, including the capture and holding at all costs of a vital bridge over the Caen Canalnear Ouistreham. In memory of their tenacity, the bridge has been known ever since as Pegasus Bridge.
The winged horse is still featured on the Tuscan flag and coat of arms. The winged horse has provided an instantly recognizable corporate logo or emblem of inspiration.
Mobil Oil has had a Pegasus as its company logo since its affiliation with Magnolia Petroleum Company in the s. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the naiad, the water nymph, see Pegasis. For other uses, see Pegasus disambiguation. For other uses, see Winged horse disambiguation. This article may be Horace - Pegasus* - Pegasus with text translated from the corresponding article in French.
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However, he had a like-sounding name, and Greek visitors to Cilicia may have connected their existing Pegasus with Zeus 's lightning after hearing about this 'Pihassassi' and his functions and assuming, wrongly, he was their own Pegasus in a foreign land. Harris, Stephen L. Classical Mythology: Images and Insights. New York: Mayfield Publishing Retrieved 23 June Maxwell-Hyslop ed. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
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