Bellerophon: Son of Poseidon by Cathleen TownsendA single mistake can change a life forever.
Lero once had everything a man could want. The son of Poseidon, he was a gift from the gods to the queen of Corinth. But in one moment of foolish pride he lost everything—his family, his home, and the city he’d grown up expecting to rule.
Banished, Lero flees to Ethra, his betrothed, but the plans they’d made for a life together lay in ruins. With the coffers of Corinth no longer at his disposal, Lero now needs enough wealth to provide a home—and to hire warriors to defend it. His only option is to use his skills in the bloody art of war, selling his sword for the hope of a future.
King Proteus of Tiryns offers Lero that chance, but it doesn’t come free. Proteus maintains power with fear, and the intrigue in his court soon has Lero firmly in his grasp. Lero spends his days killing men he doesn’t hate for a king he can’t respect. And if he doesn’t find a way to escape soon, it’s likely the next life Proteus claims will be Lero’s own.
But trying to fight his way free may cost Lero everything he’s been fighting for…
Pegasus, the Winged Horse in Greek Mythology
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.
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.
Poseidon was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth, god of the sea, . A Medusa type with a horse's head with snaky hair, holding a dove and a . Poseidon was the second son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea.
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Poseidon was protector of seafarers, and of many Hellenic cities and colonies. In Homer 's Iliad , Poseidon supports the Greeks against the Trojans during the Trojan War and in the Odyssey , during the sea-voyage from Troy back home to Ithaca , the Greek hero Odysseus provokes Poseidon's fury by blinding his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus , resulting in Poseidon punishing him with storms, the complete loss of his ship and companions, and a ten-year delay. Poseidon is also the subject of a Homeric hymn. The origins of the name "Poseidon" are unclear. At least a few sources deem Poseidon as a "prehellenic" i.
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. The most famous of these myths concern her death and demise.
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. Chrysaor, married to Callirrhoe , daughter of glorious Oceanus , was father to the triple-headed Geryon , but Geryon was killed by the great strength of Heracles at sea-circled Erytheis beside his own shambling cattle on that day when Heracles drove those broad-faced cattle toward holy Tiryns , when he crossed the stream of Okeanos and had killed Orthos and the oxherd Eurytion out in the gloomy meadow beyond fabulous Oceanos. In art Chrysaor's earliest appearance seems to be on the great pediment of the early 6th century BC Doric Temple of Artemis at Corfu , where he is shown beside his mother, Medusa.