Pegasus

Astronomy

Fixed Stars

Western Mythologies

Babylonians

This configuration of stars was reckonised as Mul.su-gi which transltes to an old man

Egyptians

Phoenicians

Greek

"a winged horse that sprang from the blood of the Gorgon Medusa as she was beheaded by the hero Perseus. With Athena's (or Poseidon's) help, another Greek hero, Bellerophon , captured Pegasus and rode him first in his fight with the Chimera and later while he was taking vengeance on Stheneboea (Anteia), who had falsely accused Bellerophon. Subsequently Bellerophon attempted to fly with Pegasus to heaven but was unseated and killed or, by some accounts, lamed. The winged horse became a constellation and the servant of Zeus. Pegasus' story was a favourite theme in Greek art and literature, and in late antiquity Pegasus' soaring flight was interpreted as an allegory of the soul's immortality; in modern times it has been regarded as a symbol of poetic inspiration."

Romans

Arabic

Indigenous Mythologies

"Q" Celts

Irish:

"P" Celts

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Welsh:

Astrocelt 1998

Last updated 09/03/2004