mardi 23 septembre 2008

Pegasus 3

The horse flew up to join the gods, and was caught by the goddess Athena, daughter to Zeus. Athena tamed Pegasus with a golden bridle. At Mount Helicon, Pegasus started the famous spring of Hippocrene flowing with a single kick. Hippocrene was said to have been the source of all poetic inspiration. Athena later made her beloved Pegasus, the Winged Horse, into a constellation.

After Perseus' victory over the Medusa, he again took to the air to present his prize to Athena. On the way some of the blood from the Medusa's severed head dripped out of the sack and fell into the sea. Poseidon had been in love with the Medusa when she was a beautiful maiden. Poseidon raised her drops of blood from the sea. Then he mixed them with white foam of the dancing waves and with white sand of the beach and out of them he created the Winged Horse, Pegasus.

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