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Pegasus

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Charles Herndon

on 3 December 2014

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Transcript of Pegasus

Pegasus
is one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology. It is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in color.
Where they live.....
Pegasus live at Mount Olympus.
Where did they come from.....
Birth place: Ancient Greece.
Born from the bleeding of his mother Medusa when Perseus chopped of her head.
What it is famous for...
The horse master Bellerophon tamed Pegasus with a golden bridle provided by the goddess of Athena. Together Pegasus and Bellerophon slew the fire-breathing monster , Chimera.
How fast they can fly....
Slow, strong wing beats once liftoff is achieved.
Fast facts....
Bellerophon tried to use Pegasus to fly to Mount Olympus, but Zeus was not amused and sent an insect to bite Pegasus. Pegasus then bucked off Bellerophon, who fell to earth and died.
Pegasus is sometimes called "The Thundering Horse of Jove," an alternate name for Zeus.
The image of the flying horse is well-known in the United States as the secondary logo to Mobil Oil, now Exxon Mobil, and it graced gas stations for decades and can still occasionally be seen.
What do they eat...
They eat a lot of herbs and vegetables,golden apples.
where Pegasus is now....
Pegasus constellation lies in the northern hemisphere. It is one of the largest constellations in the sky.It was first cataloged by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century. The constellation was named after Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology.
What is a Pegasus..
Pegasus
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