Pegasus, the majestic flying horse, represents power, freedom, and grace. Its sleek white body and billowing wings give it a lively look. The steed of heroes, Pegasus figures into more than its share of myths, and today it shares a place in the night sky.
The stories of Pegasus' birth vary slightly, but they allinvolve the god Poseidon and the beautiful Medusa. However, becausetheir encounter took place in a temple of Athena, Medusa wascursed. Medusa's eventual death gave life to the winged horsePegasus. Pegasus was flown most famously by Bellerophon when thehero defeated the Chimera.
Pegasus shook its wings wearily. The flight to Mount Helicon hadbeen long, and the horse felt thirsty. But wherever it looked, itcould see no water. Frustrated, the powerful horse kicked theground with each hoof. Suddenly, water began to bubble from thefour places Pegasus had disturbed the soil. Bubbles becametrickles, and trickles became streams! The water began to flow,gurgling down the mountain, sounding almost like laughter orsinging. Indeed, it was singing, for Pegasus had awoken the ninemuses, the goddesses of art, music, and poetry. They gatheredaround him, lathering attention on the flying horse. To this day,all who would create call upon the muses, and all artists owe theirinspiration in some way to Pegasus, the magical flying horse.