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  • (noun): A constellation in the northern hemisphere near Andromeda and Pisces.
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Pegasus (Ancient Greek: Πήγασος, Pégasos, Latin Pegasus) is one of the best known mythological creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine horse, or pterippus, usually depicted as white in colour. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky.

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... Class Pegasus Knight – Falcon Knight A Pegasus Knight from the Knight's Union of Ilia, Thany is a member of Dieck's mercenaries ... She is the youngest and most energetic of the three Pegasus sisters in the game and travels around the world in order to train and hone her skills ...
Stargazer (aircraft)
... Sciences Corporation as a mother ship launch pad for Pegasus rockets. 2012, 35 rockets have been launched from it, using the Pegasus-H and Pegasus-XL configurations ... The first Pegasus launch to use Stargazer was conducted on 27 June 1994, and was the maiden flight of the Pegasus-XL ...
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... The 155 mm, 39-caliber Pegasus is typically towed, but it is also equipped with an independent Lombardini 9LD625-2 engine unit to provide short-range ... In addition, the Pegasus can also be transported by the C-130 Hercules tactical airlifter ... The Pegasus has a burst rate of fire of three rounds in 24 seconds and a maximum rate of fire of four rounds per minute ...
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More definitions of "Pegasus":

  • (noun): (Greek mythology) immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of high-flying imagination.
    Synonyms: flying horse

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    Such as even poets would admit perforce
    More practical than Pegasus the horse
    If it could put a star back in its course.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)