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Bellerophon or Bellerophontes is a hero in Greek mythology who is best known as the man who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. Bellerophon was the son of Poseidon the god of the sea and horses and Euynome, though his mortal father is given as Glaukus, the king of Corinth.
As the story goes, Bellerophon had killed two men in Corinth, and for this he was sent to the court of king Proteus in Argos to be purified. Proteus ritually cleansed the hero but, while at court, Anteia, the beautiful wife of the king, became enamoured with the visitor and Bellerophon refused her advances with his virtuous will. Anteia went to her husband and told him falsely that Bellerophon had tried to force himself upon her, and that he should be killed. Proteus didn’t want to be the one to actually kill Bellerophon as it violated the rites of hospitality, and so instead he sent him to Lycia with a tablet that stated that he had to be killed.
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1:06 Bellerophon and Pegasus
2:34 Bellerophon and the Chimera
4:19 Bellerophon's Later Adventures and Death
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Macquire, K. (2023, January 27). The Greek Hero Bellerophon and his Flying Horse Pegasus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2894/the-greek-hero-bellerophon-and-his-flying-horse-pe/
Macquire, Kelly. "The Greek Hero Bellerophon and his Flying Horse Pegasus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 27, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2894/the-greek-hero-bellerophon-and-his-flying-horse-pe/.
Macquire, Kelly. "The Greek Hero Bellerophon and his Flying Horse Pegasus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Jan 2023. Web. 27 Mar 2023.