Cultural Dictionary
Pegasus [(peg-uh-suhs)]

In classical mythology, a winged horse, tamed by the hero Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given to him by Athena.

Note: As the flying horse of the Muses, Pegasus is a symbol of high-flying poetic imagination.
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