mardi 23 septembre 2008


Pegasus was born from the blood of Medusa when she was slain by Perseus.
Pegasus has an appearance resembling a grazing horse, with a large square area as its body.[1] Due to the presence of the 4 brightest stars in the square, i.e. the 4 horses of Pegasus, this may be part of the origin of the myth of the Mares of Diomedes[citation needed], one of The Twelve Labours of Heracles, together with another feature in the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, namely Aquarius itself, pouring out the waters.
The star formerly known as Delta Pegasi (labeled "Sirrah" in the map), one of the 4 stars in Pegasus' square, is now considered to be part of Andromeda, (α Andromedae) and is more usually called "Alpheratz." By moving the star, the square became a triangle attached to a stick body, thus resembling a wing. As a winged horse, Pegasus features in Greek mythology as its namesake, Pegasus.

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