Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Bellerophon

  • Divine birth: Pegasus, born from Medusa’s blood

     Pegasus, the divine, winged white horse, was the offspring of the god Poseidon and the gorgon Medusa. He was born from Medusa’s blood after she was beheaded by Perseus, arising from her head or from the blood that had seeped into the earth. Because he created the spring of Hippocrene, held sacred by the Muses,…