Friday, June 24, 2011


Pegasus was the winged horse of Greek mythology, for which, although Homer does notindicate there are the following supplies: 1. When Perseus beheaded Medusa, who had made pregnant by Poseidon, sprang from the intersection Chrysaoras, father of Gyrioni and Pegasus ,the winged horse. According to testimony, Pegasus was born from Medusa's blood that fell into the sea. Then Perseus riding it escaped from the persecution of the other two Gorgons, Medusa's sisters, or the most common form of the myth, the winged sandals. The Pegasus was therefore the son of Poseidon and Medusa. 2. According to Hesiod named due to the "Sources" of the Ocean where he was born, so the name seems to have relationship with sources. Pegasus, winged as it were, rose to Olympus,the seat of the Immortals and resided in the service of Zeus used for the transport of lightning from the workshop of Hephaestus to Olympus. (Theogony 281-286,Apollodorus II 3, 4).

Coins of Erythrea with Pegasus

Pegasus and Bellerophon
Pegasus associated with Athena, main deity of Corinth through the myth of the heroBellerophon. According to this myth, Athena gave Bellerophon a golden bridle, which heseized the Pegasus at the time of drinking water in the fountain Peirene. The goddess was worshiped even in the city as Athena Chalinitis.
To the coin below distinguish Pegasus and the head of Athena, the letters AN, also next to the head of Athena is depicted a tripod. The show's head is a hollow ring that forms in the periphery of the currency. This is a silver stater weighing now 8.6g.

Silver drachma of ancient Alyzia on one side of which is depicted in Pegasus and to the other, nymph crowned with laurel. The coin has a diameter of 13mm and weight now2,74 g
600 BC. Stater, Athena with Corinthian helmet and ivy leaves. On the other sidePegasus

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