Study Guide

The Walling of Asgard and the Birth of Sleipnir Pegasus

Pegasus

Pegasus is the winged horse in Greek and Roman mythology. Pegasus is the product of Poseidon's rape of Medusa, the snake-haired woman. On another occasion, Poseidon, like Loki, transformed himself into a horse. Poseidon's role as the horse-god might explain why his offspring with Medusa was a horse. Just like how Sleipnir is obedient to the king of the Norse gods, Pegasus is obedient to the king of the Greek gods, Zeus.

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