Pegasus the Winged Horse Picture

The name Pegasus often refers to any winged horse but its origins lie in Greek mythology where Pegasus is a divine, winged horse, the offspring of Poseidon, god of the sea, and Medusa, a monster from underneath the earth whose gaze could turn onlookers to stone. Pegasus' image can be found on ancient Greek pottery and sculptures and paintings from the time of the Renaissance.

For the psychologist Carl Jung, Pegasus was a symbol of spiritual energy that allowed access to the realm of the gods on Mount Olympus. Other interpretations include Pegasus as a symbol of wisdom in the Middle Ages, and as a symbol of creativity, particularly poetry, in the 19th century.

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