Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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This gorgeous Pegasus comes from the Flickrstream of UKDaveW and is licensed by Creative Commons.
The Pegasus is most closely associated with Medusa, dark goddess of Greek mythology. She was once a beautiful maiden who was, through no fault of her own, transformed into a hideous Gorgon, with snakes growing from her head, whose gaze turned her victims to stone. When the hero Perseus used his shield to reflect her killing stare back at her she was herself turned to stone. Pegasus, the magical winged horse, sprang from her pregnant body.
As you can probably tell, Medusa is one of my favorite mythological figures. To see a gorgeous Medusa tattoo visit this post from March.