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mythical creatures stem from the ancient Greek
mythology when the gods and goddesses on Mount
Olympus played a significant factor in determining
each man’s journey through life. Pegasus,
the winged horse, was conceived by the Greek god
Poseidon (god of the sea) and Medusa (the caretaker
of Athena’s temple). Once overwhelming with
beauty, she was transformed into a horrible monster
with serpents for hair and a face so gruesome
that the sight of it turned any living creature
to stone. Legend has it that Perseus, the mortal
son of Zeus, beheaded Medusa and the winged horse
sprang forth from her pregnant body.
The Greek Hero Bellerophon eventually tamed Pegasus
by using a golden bridle given to him by Athena.
He was able to calm the horse and use it to conquer
Chimera, the dreaded three-headed beast that was
part lion, goat and serpent. His story comes to
an end though as his arrogance lead Bellerophon
to try to ride Pegasus "up to the heavens."
Legend follows that Zeus got upset and sent a
bolt of lightning that threw Bellerophon to the
ground. It is believed that Zeus then welcomed
Pegasus to reside in Mount Olympus.
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Another mythical horse was the Unicorn. These
creatures had the body and head of a horse with
a single large horn stemming from its head. Constantly
sought for the supposed magical powers of its
horn, Unicorns were not easily captured. They
were gifted quick, graceful movements and sureness
A unicorn’s demeanor possessed that of
a kind creature with a gentle spirit and this
was used against them. Hunters conceived that
the only way to capture a unicorn was through
the use of an innocent maiden. The creature was
drawn by the purity of the maiden and trustingly
lay its head in her lap. Using this method hunters
soon became responsible for the extinction of
this beautiful and magical creature.