In Greek mythology, the horse-god, Poseidon, and Medusa sired Pegasus. After his birth, he ascended to heaven where Zeus instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. The Corinthian hero Bellerophon rode Pegasus to defeat the Chimera monster.
Pegasus grew to symbolize wisdom and fame from the Renaissance to the Middle Ages. He appears in numerous movies and video games. In modern times, the term Pegasus can simply refer to any winged horse.
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