Pegasus was a Hippoi Athanatoi, meaning an immortal horse of the Gods. he was a winged horse which sprang forth from the neck of the Gorgon Medusawhen she was beheaded by the hero Perseus.
Chrysaor (meaning “Golden Sword”) was usually represented as giant, but may also have been conceived of as a winged boar.
As to Pegasus, he obtained that because he was believed to have made his appearance near the sources (pêgai) of Oceanus.
Liz Greene calls the winged horse the bridge between opposites: “An earthy creature which has the power to ascend into the spiritual realm”.
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