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Pegasus

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You've probably seen a picture of a horse with wings before—surrounded by shiny rainbows and fluffy clouds, perhaps? Well, every single one of those cute flying horse posters owes a little something to our boy, Pegasus, the original horse with wings. Back in the day, Pegasus was most famous for being the Bellerophon's ride. But these days, Perseus gets Pegasus's back—it's some pretty controversial stuff.

Later in his career, Pegasus became Zeus's thunderbolt carrier and was besties with the Muses. After a while, Zeus finally let Pegasus retire and gave the winged wonder a place of honor among the stars.

Basic Information

Name

Pegasus

Nickname

Pegasos, Peggy (He was never very fond of this nickname)

Sex

Male

Current city

The Stars

Work & Education

Occupation

Currently employed as a constellation; formerly the mount of Bellerophon and later Zeus's thunderbolt carrier. Movin' on up. Literally.

Education

Chiron's Equine Academy

Beliefs

Political views

Pro-Zeus

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Poseidon (Dad), Medusa (Mom)—quite a combo, right?

Siblings

Chrysaor

Children

None

Friends

Bellerophon, the Muses, Zeus, Apollo, Athena

Enemies

The Chimera, Gravity

Relationships

Relationship status

Single

Interested in

Fillies

Favorites

TV Shows

Mr. Ed
My Little Pony
Luck

Quotations

"If an ass goes traveling, he will not come home a horse."
– Thomas Fuller

"It is not the horse that pulls the cart, but the oats."
– Russian Proverb

"Hitch your wagon to a star."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The wildest colts make the best horses."
– Plutarch

"Starships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Can't stop 'cause we're so high
Let's do this one more time"
– Nicki Minaj

Books

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo 
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy 
Animal Farm by George Orwell
"Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats
The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis 
"The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans 
"Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Equus by Peter Shaffer 
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (Pegasus loves Shadowfax, Gandalf's horse)

Music

Pegasus by the Hollies
Starships by Nicki Minaj
Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones
Ghost Riders in the Sky by Johnny Cash
Flying Horses by Dispatch
Horses by Bonnie "Prince" Billie
Funeral by Band of Horses (Reminds Pegasus of poor Bellerophon)
Meadowlarks by Fleet Foxes
My Little Pony Theme Song

Movies

War Horse
Wrath of the Titans
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
National Velvet
The Black Stallion
The Horse Whisperer
Hidalgo
The Turin Horse
All the Pretty Horses

Activities & Interests

Likes

The Kentucky Derby
Oats
Fresh green meadows
Fluffy clouds
Glow-in-the-dark posters of winged horses

Interests

Astrology
Springs
Aviation
Meteorology

Groups

Horse Lovers
Society for Composite Animal Rights
Flyboys
Mounts of Heroes Union
Stargazers

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