Bellerophon riding Pegasus

Bellerophon riding Pegasus (1914)

Bellerophon is a hero in Greek mythology known for his famous ride on the winged horse Pegasus. According to legend, Bellerophon was able to capture Pegasus with the help of the goddess Athena, who gave him a golden bridle. The Greek hero then rode Pegasus in his various heroic exploits, including his most famous task, slaying the Chimera.

The story of Bellerophon and Pegasus has been depicted in numerous works of art throughout history, including paintings, sculptures, and even ancient Greek pottery.

The image of Bellerophon riding Pegasus has become an iconic symbol of heroism and bravery. In addition to his famous ride on Pegasus, Bellerophon is also known for other heroic feats, such as taming the winged horse of the Amazons, defeating the fire-breathing monster known as the Chimera, and even attempting to fly to Mount Olympus on Pegasus, which ultimately resulted in his downfall.