Pegasus was a winged horse and a good flyer. Pegasus was born as a result of the ill fated mating of Medusa and Poseidon. It was born from Medusa when her head was cut off by Perseus. Tamed by Bellerophon, it served as his mount during his adventures which included his slaying of the Chimaera. When Bellerophon attempted to fly Pegasus to Mount Olympus, he was dismounted by Zeus. Pegasus continued on and made it to Mount Olympus. Here, Pegasus spent his days carrying lighting bolts for Zeus.
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