Forget Champion the Wonder Horse, Black Beauty or Roy Roger’s Trigger — Pegasus is the real horse hero. The wings help.
Thereupon Zeus blew up the horse’s nostrils, gave him a sugar lump dipped in Ambrosia and tamed him for pulling the best chariot when the King of the Gods wanted to do sky wheelies.
Eventually Pegasus settled down with a wife and kids and spent the rest of his mortal life inspiring the Muses.
Pegasus Fun Factoid: SF maestro Robert Heinlein once cast doubt upon the veracity of those famous wings, claiming that Pegasus’s wingspan ratio was all wrong. Apparently only a flying horse the size of a small dog is permitted by the laws of physics. Which can only mean one thing — ancient Greek Mythology was populated entirely by midgets.
Pegasus Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Pegasos
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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