Pegasus Statue, Animals, Horses, Greeks & Mythological Statues, Pegasus Mythical Flying Horse Statue

Pegasus Statue, Animals, Horses, Greeks & Mythological Statues, Pegasus Mythical Flying Horse Statue

Pegasus Mythical Flying Horse Statue

This Pegasus Statue is made of high quality heavy art cold cast resin and bronze powder. The surface is coated with a layer of bronze. Cold cast bronze statues are heavy, detailed, little shinier than 100% metals, and they actually look better than solid bronze. This new material is a fantastic compromise that keeps the beauty, substantial weight and quality, and detail of bronze while keeping replicas affordable. Bronze and resin are the most common materials for realistic statues. Pegasus (Greek: Pegasos; Latin: Pegasus, Pegasos) is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek Mythology. Usually he is depicted as pure white. Myths about him vary as the Greek myths evolve and reflect progression through successive generations of deities. In Archaic Greek Mythology, Pegasus is the offspring of the Gorgon Medusa, when she was depicted as a mare. In later myths, Pegasus was foaled by Medusa as she was dying, while being decapitated by the hero Perseus. In Classical Greek Mythology, the Olympian God Poseidon is identified as the father of Pegasus.

Pegasus is the brother of Chrysaor and the uncle of Geryon. Pegasus was caught by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allowed Bellerophon to ride him in order to defeat the monstrous Chimera, which led to many other exploits. Bellerophon later fell from the winged horse’s back while trying to reach Mount Olympus, where the deities resided. After that failed attempt, Zeus transformed Pegasus into the eponymous constellation. The poet Hesiod presents a folk etymology of the name Pegasus as derived from pegespring, well“, referring to “the pegai of Okeanos, where he was born”. A proposed etymology of the name is Luwian Pihassas “lightning”, and Pihassassi, a local Luwian-Hittite name in southern Cilicia of a weather deity associated with thunder and lightning. The proponents of this etymology adduce the role of Pegasus, reported as early as Hesiod, as the bringer of thunderbolts to Zeus.

That interpretation was first suggested in 1952 and remains widely accepted, but Robin Lane Fox (2009) has criticized it as implausible. Michael Brown, who has been studying ancient and medieval Greek poetry in the context of the Greek-North European Dialogue, has concluded from his studies that the word Pegasus is a pre-Celtic-PIE word, one that did not evolve into one of the numerous common names listed in both Greek and Western languages. This concept is discussed further in “Linguistics and Classical Theology“, by William S. R. Miller, which is based on his work with Charles F. G. Osterhaus‘s analysis of the word and its relationships to Greek and Italian. The relationship of “Pegasus” to “Cyrillic” is discussed further in his Phrygian Monikers and the Naming of Greek PronunciationCyrillic or Pene-Orthogyrin” and “Pegasusas an Early Semitic construct. Pegasus Mythical Flying Horse Statue sizes: 12.8 inches / 32.5 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm x 14 inches / 35.5 cm.


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