Pegasus was a supernatural animal: a shining white horse with wings. This good-natured, loyal and obedient creature would follow orders whether they were for good or for evil. Bellerophon used the horse to kill the Chimaera and then attempted to fly to Olympus. Zeus punished him for this. Zeus used Pegasus to carry his thunderbolts.

This image of the Pegasus of Leukas is from a Greek stamp issued in 1988.

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