Pegasus is specifically the winged horse that served as the mount of the hero Bellerophon. Considered a son of Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa, by many accounts Pegasus was "born" when Medusa's head was severed by Perseus. Pegasus was specifically imbued by his divine father with the ability to bring forth springs upon the ground by stamping his hoof.

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The name pegasus is in common currency as the general term for winged horses. The plural form is pegasi.

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Pegasus as a unique being
Pegasus in Greek myth

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