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Bellerophon, the Master of Pegasus


Bellerophon

Bellerophon was an important Greek hero worshipped like a god of Ancient Corinth. He was a son of the sea god Glaucus and the princess Eurynome and the grandson of Sisyphus, the cheater of death. Bellerophon's real name was Hipponous, but he received the latter name after he had killed his brother Belleros and went to exile.


Bellerophon was married to the princess Philonoe and they were blessed with three children: Hippolochos, Isander and Laodameia, the mother of Sarpedon. Isander and Laodameia got later on killed by Ares and Artemis respectively.

Sources

Apollodorus of Athens, historian and mythographer
Homer, the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.


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