What are Pegasus?
Pegasus' are immortal winged horses that
originated initially in Greek Mythology..
Foreign Names for Pegasus
French: Cheval Légendaire
Islamic: Al-Buraq /
Portuguese: Pégaso / Cavalo
Other Names: Winged Horse, Pegasos,
History: In Greek mythology the
Pegasus was the winged horse that sprang
from the blood of Medusa after she was
killed by Perseus.
Iconic Symbols: The flight of
Pegasus is often regarded as a symbol
of poetic inspiration. Pegasus
are also often regarded as wanderers.
Potter a Thestral is a breed
of winged horses with a
skeletal body, face with
reptilian features, and
wide, leathery wings that
resemble a bat's.
Myths in Culture:
Christianity: In Christianity,
winged horses, in general, symbolize
the transport of the soul of the
deceased Christian to Heaven.
Greek: In Greek mythology,
a pegasus sprang from the blood
of Medusa when she was beheaded
by Perseus. Bellerophon captured
the Pegasus and rode him in several
of his battles. When Bllerophon
tried to ride the pegasus to heaven
he was unseated and killed, and
Pegasus was placed in the sky
as a constellation.
Islam: The Buraq, which
the Islamic version of the Pegasus,
according to Islamic tradition
carried Mohammed from earth to
Mecca, Jerusalem and back.
Meanings: In modern times a pegasus
has also come to symbolize a variety
of things including: strength, virility,
lust, loyalty, devotion, knowledge,
glory, inspiration, power, speed as
well as imagination.
is also in state emblem
of Kazakhstan and Mongolia.