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Pegasus (Greek Πήγασος/Pegasos, Latin Pegasus) is one of the best known fantastical as well as mythological creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine horse, usually white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa.[1] He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him in the sky.
Hypotheses have been proposed regarding its relationship with the Muses, the gods Athena, Poseidon, Zeus, Apollo, and the hero Perseus.
The symbolism of Pegasus varies with time. Symbol of wisdom and especially of fame from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, he became one symbol of the poetry and the creator of sources in which the poets come to draw inspiration, particularly in the 19th century. Pegasus is the subject of a very rich iconography, especially through the ancient Greek pottery and paintings and sculptures of the Renaissance. Personification of the water, solar myth, or shaman mount, Carl Jung and his followers have seen in Pegasus a profound symbolic esoteric in relation to the spiritual energy that allows to access to the realm of the gods on Mount Olympus.
In the 20th and 21st century, he appeared in movies, in fantasy, in video games and in role play, where by extension, the term Pegasus is often used to refer to any winged horse. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are some of several characters that appear as Pegasi types of ponies.

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mistersingh Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Very brilliant work:)
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whoa :iconponyplz: + :iconfireplz: = AWESOMENESS!
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thanks so much! :)
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tipota :D
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Beautiful!
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thanks :)
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   General Artist
I bet he gets where he's going quickly, though I hope he doesn't get jetlag
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Wonderful job!!:)
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spirosk-photography Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011   Photographer
Υπέροχη δουλειά! Μπράβο!
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AndreasHensel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Fantastic artwork! :aww:
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blockmyster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
good image
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thanks very much my friend! :D
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love the fire and the pose. Brilliant!
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thanks very much! :D
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
An epic and energic scene , splendid fantasy inspiration ! :clap:
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owel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
foverh douleia ,bravo sou :clap:
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euxaristw :D xairomai pou sou aresei XD
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Wonderful way to tell the myth...Bravo my friend :D
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thanks my friend! :D
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Your beautiful work is featured [link] Thank you so much :love: :hug:
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Really fantastic work, dear! Awesome! :clap: :love:
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