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Chrysaor is the brother of Pegasus and a son of Poseidon and Medusa. Chrysaor and Pegasus were not born until Perseus chopped off Medusa's head. Chrysaor had one son, Geryon , from Callirrhoe, daughter of Oceanus , Titan of the sea. Chrysaor soon married Callirrhoe, the daughter of Oceanus , and became the father to the triple-chested Geryon , but Geryon was killed by the great strength of Hercules at Erytheis beside his own shambling cattle on that day when Hercules drove the cattle toward Tiryns, and when he crossed the stream of Oceanos and had killed Orthus and the oxherd Eurytion out in the gloomy meadow beyond Oceanos. Gus , a son of Hermes , stole a pair of fuzzy dice from Chrysaor's Honda Civic in the year
Pegasus , the winged horse in Greek Mythology, was involved in some of the most intriguing tales of the times. Pegasus was represented as a goodhearted, gentle creature, somewhat naive but always eager to help. For his service and loyalty, Zeus honored him with a special immortality turning Pegasus into a constellation on the last day of his life. The myth said that Pegasus was the son of mortal Medusa and Poseidon, god of the sea. Pegasus and his brother Chrysaor were born from the blood of their beheaded mother Medusa, the gorgon tricked and killed by Perseus. The myth says that Pegasus was born as a winged horse because his father Poseidon had the shape of horse when seducing Medusa. But the most common version of the myth about Pegasus says that the goddess Athena tamed the winged horse and gave him to Perseus, who later needed to fly far away to help his lover Andromeda.
Medusa was one of three sisters born to Phorcys and Ceto known as the Gorgons. According to Hesiod 's Theogony , the Gorgons were the sisters of the Graiai and lived in the utmost place towards the night by the Hesperides beyond Oceanus. Later authors such as Herodotus and Pausanias place the Gorgons' abode in Libya. The Gorgon sisters were Sthenno, Euryale, and Medusa; Medusa was mortal while her sisters were immortal. Beyond the Gorgon's birth, there is little mention of the Gorgons as a group, but Medusa has several myths about her life and death.
This page provides an expansive overview of the children of Zeus. The majority of were linked to him with only the briefest of genealogical references. Many were assigned his parentage to emphasize their rough and brutal nature--such as the opponents of Herakles. Others were the mythical founders of certain noble houses and island kingdoms. The quotes on this page are just a collection of odd genealogical references. For actual myths featuring Poseidon, his loves and children, see the "Poseidon Loves" pages. According to some, he was a son of Poseidon and Arne.
Chrysaor and Pegasus were not born until Perseus chopped off Medusa's head. Medusa, one of the three Gorgon sisters, the most beautiful, and the only mortal one, angered Athena after being raped by Poseidon in the Temple of Athena. Some versions of the story state that Athena also cursed her so that a pair of golden wings grew from her head. Chrysaor and Pegasus were said to be born from the drops of Medusa's blood that fell in the sea; others say that they sprang from Medusa's neck as Perseus beheaded her, a "higher" birth such as the birth of Athena from the head of Zeus. Chrysaor is said to have been king of Iberia.