He gained most from his uncle Mimir, who guarded the Well of Knowledge, but he had to sacrifice an eye to drink from the Well. Odin also went to great lengths to acquire the art off poetry, which was contained in a magic potion that was kept in a Giant's underground caldron. Having determined to obtain the potion, Odin put himself in bondage to a Giant, whom he persuaded to blast a hole to the underground dwelling where the substance was kept. Odin then entered the dwelling as a snake, changed back into human shape, made friends with Suttung the Giant, who owned the potion, seduced the Giant's daughter, and obtained the mixture from her.
Pegasus, Athenian red-figure kylix C6th B. It was tamed by Bellerophon who rode it into battle against the fire-breathing monster known as the Khimaira Chimera. Later the hero attempted to fly to heaven but Zeus caused the horse to buck throwing him back down to earth in disgrace. Pegasos winged his way on to Olympos where he became the thunderbolt-bearer of Zeus.
Pegasos was commemorated amongst the stars as the constellation of the same name. Its rising marks the arrival of spring and, in Greece, of seasonal thunderstorms. The first alludes to the steed's connection with various springs, and the latter to its birth from the Gorgon's neck.
The famous winged horse, whose origin is thus related. When Perseus struck off the head of Medusa, with whom Poseidon had had intercourse in the form of a horse or a bird, there sprang forth from her Chrysaor and the horse Pegasus.
Pegasus rose up to the seats of the immortals, and afterwards lived in the palace of Zeus, for whom he carried thunder and lightning IIes. According to this view, which is apparently the most ancient, Pegasus was the thundering horse of Zeus; but later writers describe him as the horse of Eos Schol.
Pegasus also acts a prominent part in the fight of Bellerophon against the Chimaera Hes. After Bellerophon had tried and suffered much to obtain possession of Pegasus for his fight against the Chimaera, he consuited the soothsayer Polyidus at Corinth.
The latter advised him to spend a night in the temple of Athena, and, as Bellerophon was sleeping, the goddess appeared to him in a dream, commanding him to sacrifice to Poseidon, and gave him a golden bridle.
When he awoke he found the bridle, offered the sacrifice, and caught Pegasus, who was drinking at the well Peirene Pind.
According to some Athena herself tamed and bridled Pegasus, and surrendered him to Bellerophon Paus. After he had conquered the Chimaera Pindar says that he also conquered the Amazons and the Solymi, Ol.
But Pegasus continued his flight Hygin. Whether Hesiod considered Pegasus as a winged horse, cannot be inferred with certainty from the word apoptamenose; but Pindar, Euripides, and the other later writers, expressly mention his wings.
Pegasus lastly was also regarded as the horse of the Muses, and in this capacity he is more celebrated in modern times than he ever was in antiquity ; for with the ancients he had no connection with the Muses, except that by his hoof he called forth the inspiring well Hippocrene.
The story about this well runs as follows. When the nine Muses engaged in a contest with the nine daughters of Pierus on Mount Helicon, all became darkness when the daughters of Pierus began to sing ; whereas during the song of the Muses, heaven, the sea, and all the rivers stood still to listen, and Helicon rose heavenward with delight, until Pegasus, on the advice of Poseidon, stopped its rising by kicking it with his hoof Anton.
Others again relate that Pegasus caused the well to gush forth because he was thirsty; and in other parts of Greece also similar wells were believed to have been called forth by Pegasus, such as Hippocrene, at Troezene, and Peirene, near Corinth Paus.
Pegasus is often seen represented in ancient works of art and on coins along with Athena and Bellerophon.
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Aldrich Greek mythographer C2nd A. As soon as her head was severed there leaped from her body the winged horse Pegasos and Khrysaor Chrysaorthe father of Geryon. The father of these two was Poseidon. Mair Greek poet C3rd B.33 Things We Learned From David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’ Commentary.
that you cannot assault the Gods. If you fly too close to the Sun, the wax holding your wings together melts, and you. Literally the clause is, for (or thus) passeth haste, and we fly away (like a bird), which may be rendered, thus there comes a haste that we may fly away; i.e., even though we may have prayed for an extension of life, it brings with it such weariness that we long at last to escape--a fact sufficiently true to experience.
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Zeus (Greek: Ζευς) is the King of the Olympians and God of the Sky, Weather, Thunderstorms, Lightning bolts, Winds and Clouds. He is also the God of Law, Order, Justice, Human Fate and the Human Race Zeus is called the "Father of the Gods" and "King of all". ‘Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” And God created the great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after.
"Where the Gods Fly" har været anvendt til skriftlig eksamen i Engelsk A på STX den maj , hvor eksamensspørgsmålet lød: Write an analytical essay ( words) in which you analyse and interpret Jean Kwok’s short story ”Where the Gods Fly”.