Pegasus, Zeus, and Bellerophon

Pegasus Summary

Summary Pegasus is a big white horse with white wings that can fly. Poseidon and Medusa are his parents, he lives on earth and is mortal. One man, Bellerophon, the son of the king, rumored to be the son of a god, loves to watch Pegasus. Bellerophon wants to tame Pegasus, so one time he comes to a spring where Pegasus is drinking and tames him. Pegasus and Bellerophon battled Chimera. After a tough, long, battle they finally won. Bellerophon thought that the gods would consider him as a hero so he tried to ride Pegasus up to Mount Olympus, but the gods didn’t want him there and he was sent back down and eventually died. Pegasus, on the other hand, was taken to Mount Olympus by Zeus and carried Zeus’s lightning bolts to him until eventually Pegasus died of old age.

Comparing Pegasus to an average horse Differences

-Pegasus can fly, an average horse can’t.

-Pegasus lives on Mount Olympus, an average horse lives on a farm or in the wild.

-Pegasus carries lightning bolts for Zeus, an average horse does not get to do that job.

-Pegasus defeated Chimera, an average horse could not defeat something like that.

-Pegasus has wings, and an average horse doesn’t.


-They are both mortal.

-They are both horses.

-They both can have someone tame them.

-They both can’t talk.

-They both have a similar diet.

Alex: Hello, Zeus. It’s an honor to meet you.

Zeus: As to you, Alex.

Alex: So, do you mind if I give an interview?

Zeus: Not at all.

Alex: How’s it like up on Mount Olympus?

Zeus: Very lively. Everything is happy and and I like the look of it. Looks all fancy.

Alex: Do you have any siblings?

Zeus: I indeed do. Poseidon, the God of the Seas, and Hades, the God of Death.

Alex: Interesting. Do you have any symbols?

Zeus: I have a few, but my main is a lightning bolt.

Alex: What do you symbolize?

Zeus: The King of the Gods, and the God of the Sky.

Alex: Do your Gods ever argue or get in fights?

Zeus: Rarely. But when they do, I force them to stop by making some noise with my lightning bolt.

Alex: How many Gods live on Mount Olympus?

Zeus: Twelve. Me, my wife Hera the Goddess of marriage, my daughter, Athena, the Goddess of wisdom and strategy. Apollo, the god of music, medicine, archery, and the sun. Artemis, Goddess of the moon. Ares, the God of war. Hermes, the messenger God, and God of thieves. Dionysus, the God of wine and fertility. Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty. Poseidon, the God of the seas and also my brother. Hephaestus, the God of fire and forgery. Last but not least is Demeter, Goddess of harvest and agriculture.

Alex: Alright. Looks like we’re out of time for now. Thank you, Zeus. May the Gods be with you. I will see you later.

Zeus: You too and goodbye.

Family Trees Zeus Zeus (Husband) Wife: Hera-Goddess of Marriage Brother: Poseidon-God of the Seas Brother: Hades-God of Death Daughter of Zeus: Athena-Goddess of wisdom and strategy Other relatives: Gods of Olympus Bellerophon Father: Poseidon Mother: Medusa Best friend: Pegasus Pegasus Father: Poseidon Mother: Medusa I am Poseidon, the God of the Seas and horses. I live on Mount Olympus with most of the other gods. The God that doesn’t live on Mount Olympus is Hades. My symbol is a trident, a spear with three tips. Also, it can be a horse.