Ancient Greek Myths for Kids
Pegasus was a flying horse. He was the son of Poseidon, the Lord of the Sea. His mother was
Medusa, the horrible monster with snakes for hair.
Pegasus did not mind that
he was born a horse. In fact, he rather liked it. Pegasus' only problem was that people kept trying to kidnap him. After
all, he was a horse that could fly. Anyone could see the value of that.
When people tried to kidnap him, the gods always got involved.
Pegasus was safe, but lonely. He couldn't live with his father under
the sea. He did not want to live with his mother. He was not fond of
snakes. In fact, he was not fond of his mother. The other horses shied away from him. They knew he was different. He belonged nowhere.
kept himself busy by saving others. There are many stories of Pegasus
carrying wounded Greek soldiers safely from battle.
day, Zeus, of all people, decided to adopt Pegasus as his special friend
and horse. He brought him to live on Mount Olympus. Pegasus became the famous horse
that Zeus rode through the stars. Zeus and Pegasus were not just
friends, they were best friends. Finally, Pegasus had a home!
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