Pegasus Picture

Everyone knows Pegasus, the winged horse. He's probably my favorite Greek mythical creature, though I love a lot of them.

Did you know he was actually Medusa's child, but she was still pregnant with him when she was killed, so Pegasus leaped out of her dead body? Yeah. Pegasus was captured by the hero Bellerophon using a golden bridle, a gift from the goddess Athena. Bellerophon rode the horse into battle with the Chimera and slew it. But later on, Bellerophon tried to fly the horse up to Mount Olympus, the home of the gods... so Zeus sent a giant insect down to sting the horse, which caused Pegasus to throw the hero off his back. In other versions, after the slaying of the Chimera, Pegasus just wouldn't let the hero ride him any more, and flew off to become a constellation.

I'm happy because I'm actually getting better at drawing horses by using tutorials.

By the way, I turned in my mythology project on Wednesday, but I was fortunately able to scan these pictures in beforehand, in case I don't get it back! But I had already glued it onto the other paper and everything... you can tell in the scan... *sigh*
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