Myths and Legends : Pegasus

Pegasus was a flying horse that was the son of Poseidon (the Lord of the Sea).His mother was the horrible Medusa who had snakes for hair and hated everyone , including her son . Pegasus didn’t mind that he was a horse. He actually liked the and speed it gave him.People kept trying to kidnap him because he was a horse that could fly .Whenever people tried to kidnap him , the gods always got involved .

Pegasus was safe but lonely as he couldn’t live with his father under the sea because he couldn’t breath underwater .He didn’t want to live his mother and the other horses walked away from him because he was different .He kept himself busy by saving others , especially Greek soldiers that were injured in battle.But it wasn’t the same as having family or friends to do things with .

One day , Zeus noticed that Pegasus was very sad .That was the same day that Zeus and Pegasus became best friends.Zeus took Pegasus to live with him on Mount Olympus. Pegasus and Zeus were soon a familiar sight , flying through the stars. Zeus had a friend that he could count on and a horse that he could ride. Pegasus had a friend and a home . Their friendship made them both very happy .

When Perseus , another god , killed the horrible monster Medusa , Perseus was worried that Pegasus would be upset .But Pegasus was very happy that his horrible mother had been killed . From that day on Perseus and Pegasus became friends . Not best friends like Pegasus and Zeus , but good friends .


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