bellerophontic

Bellerophon

[buh-ler-uh-fon]
noun Classical Mythology.
a Corinthian hero who, mounted on Pegasus, killed the Chimera.
Also, Bellerophontes [buh-ler-uh-fon-teez] .

Bellerophontic, adjective
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Bellerophon (bəˈlɛrəˌfɒn)
 
n
Greek myth a hero of Corinth who performed many deeds with the help of the winged horse Pegasus, notably the killing of the monster Chimera

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Bellerophon
Gk. hero, from L. form of Gk. Bellerophontes, probably lit. "killer of the demon Bellerus," from -phontes "killer of."
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