Greek - The winged horse of Apollo. The horse of the Muses. This animal, fathered by Poseidon, sprang from the blood of Medusa when she was decapitated by Perseus. It was ridden by Bellerophon when he killed the Chimaera and, in some accounts, Perseus rode Pegasus when he rescued Andromeda from the seamonster. It also carried the thunderbolts used by Zeus. It is said that the fountain Hippocrene, on Mount Helicon, sprang from one of the horse's hoof-prints. Called Pegasus, flying horse, flying horse, Arion, Hippogriff, Pegasos, Pegasos, Aganippe, Aganippe, Aonian fount, Hippocrene, Hindu Pagas or Hindu Pagas.

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