Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bellerophon and Pegasus

Ossuary in the shape of a sarcophagus, ca 150-200 AD, from a workshop in Asia Minor. Here you see Bellerophon and Pegasus. It is interesting that this hero (probably) is less famous than his horse - a strange fate.

You can read one version of the story of Bellerophon in the Iliad (Book 6) even though Pegasus isn't mentioned in it.

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