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  Pegasus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Pegasus (Pegasos) was a winged horse that was the son of Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and the Gorgon Medusa.
Pegasus was eventually turned into a constellation, but a single feather fell to the earth near the city of Tarsus (hence its name).
Similarly, in the Disney adaptation of the Hercules legend, Pegasus is depicted as a childhood pet of Hercules.
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 The Constellations - Enchanted Learning Software
Cetus is a constellation that straddles the celestial equator.
[Abbreviation: Sgr] Sagittarius is the ninth constellation of the zodiac.
[Abbreviation: Sco] Scorpius (the scorpion) is a constellation of the zodiac.
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 Pegasus Constellation
In Greek Mythology, Pegasus was a winged horse that was the child of Poseidon [Zeus] and the Gorgon Medusa.
Thus Pegasus is the white sea horse of Revelation and the white sea horse in the sky, and in addition, the white sea horse of memory within you.
Pegasus is the white horse that caused the fountain of the Muses to activate.
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 Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pegasus Dwarf (also known as Andromeda VI or Peg DSphG for short) is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy about 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.
The Pegasus Dwarf is a member of the Local group of galaxies and a satellite galaxy of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).
Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal is a galaxy with mainly metal-poor stellar populations.
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 The Constellations : Starshine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The constellation portrays a man or boy spilling water from an urn, although it is difficult to see any figure in the straggling assortment of mostly faint stars visible in the southern sky in the autumn.
Crux is a modern constellation, and is the smallest constellation in the sky.
This constellation is supposed to be the tiny scorpion that killed Orion with its sting and was placed in the sky to memorialize the event.
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 Pegasus
Mythologically Pegasus was the son of Neptune, and the Gorgon Medusa (Algol), sprung by his father's command from the blood of the Medusa's head which dropped into the sea after her head had been severed by Perseus, and the foam of the sea.
Pegasus was a jolly and kind horse, he was always seen as a lighthearted creature, a sort of emissary between Earth and Olympus, he loved to gambol around, sometimes in the heavenly fields, sometimes on the earthly plains, and sometimes skimming over the waters from which he had been born [NPS p.27].
Pegasus was born at the Ocean springs, Bellerophon found it drinking from the Pyrenean spring and Pegasus made water spring from the mountain-side by striking it with his hooves.
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 FEATHERED Creatures
Pegasus is the white Greek horse which is said to have wings and the ability to ascend into the sky.
Pegasus is described as gentle and wise and was said to have the natural ability to change evil into good.
Pegasus is still seen as a reminder of the human ability to travel between the worlds of waking and dreams.
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The constellation of Pegasus span approximately 28 degrees Aquarius--11 degrees Aries in the tropical zodiac.
Pegasus could for some reasons be related to the third decanate, but Pegasus is so symbolic of the mind (higher) and so much endowed with the power to relate, that it has to be a decanate governed by Mercury.
Adding to the influence of Andromeda and Pegasus in the present, is the understanding that we just have entered the 35th decanate of the Piscean age (assuming all 36 decanates are reflected in each sign and age).
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 Pegasus (constellation): Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy (Ptolemy: An ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra).
Pegasus has an appearance resembling a grazing (grazing: The act of brushing against while passing) horse (horse: Solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times), with a large square area as its body.
Pegasus' brightest stars (of the second magnitude) are Alpha Pegasi and Beta Pegasi, which together with Gamma Pegasi (third magnitude) form the triangular wing of the horse.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/pegasus_constellation   (598 words)

  
 Pegasus Homework Page
Pegasus, by birth, is the child of Medusa and Neptune, symbols of 'wisdom' and 'emotion,' respectively, which shows the dichotomy of his nature.
Pegasus is also indicative of a specific mission in life which the inquirer will always find the time and energy to pursue, although the path may be sewn with difficulties (the Chimaera) and limitations (Bellerophon's doubt or arrogance).
As an animal totem, Pegasus symbolizes the immortality of the soul, and serves as the carrier and protector of the spirit in its journeys to the astral plane (especially to the Moon - the emotional plane).
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 Pegasus Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pegasus is a large,well-populated constellation with several points of interest, including 51 Pegasi, which is thought to have a planet in orbit.
Pegasus, the winged horse, can be seen at the southern middle sky in autumn, and is conspicuous constellation that includes the "Great Square of Pegasus".
The Pegasus flew out of the blood of Medusa when Perseus slew her, and being upside down when you gaze at Pegasus turning south.
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 Pegasus '70   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pegasus is a state-of the-art 70 foot ultra-light displacement racing yacht.
Pegasus is made from composite materials and is optimized to race across the Pacific.
Pegasus has the swiftness of a horse and the grace of a bird.
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 Pegasus, The Winged Horse
It is a large constellation, the seventh largest in the sky, in terms of area.
Pegasus is home to many wonderful deep-sky objects, including the magnificent globular cluster M15 (M for Messier, a French astronomer of the 18th century who began cataloguing non-stellar objects in 1758).
The Great Square of Pegasus is a most useful grouping of stars, or asterism, to locate and remember, because it serves as a "jumping-off" point for easy location of surrounding constellations, such as Andromeda, Aquarius, Pisces, and Cassiopeia.
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 Pegasus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Take a look at the story of how Perseus slew Medusa, the mother of Pegasus, and rescued Andromeda, the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from the sea monster Cetus.
Pegasus was later brought to Mount Helicon by Bellerophon and with one kick of his hoof, he caused the spring of Hippocrene to flow.
Pegasus went on to greatness, however, as the "Thundering Horse of Jove" who carried lightning bolts for Zeus.
www.astro.wisc.edu /~dolan/constellations/constellations/Pegasus.html   (138 words)

  
 The Stories of the Constellations - Pegasus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Greece: Pegasus was born with the warrior Chrysaor from the neck of Medusa after Perseus decapitated her.
If, however, the horse is drawn upright in relation to the other constellations, the front legs of the animal rest on the pale in Aquarius' hands from which flows the Fluvius Aquarii in which Piscis Austrinus is swimming.
India: in the Rig-Veda of 3000 BC several references are made to the Aswin, the twin sons of the sky Dyaus, and brothers of Usha the Dawn.
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 Pegasus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The constellation Pegasus represents the white, winged horse of Greek mythology.
Pegasus made it to the home of the gods, where he still remains.
Pegasus is home to the globular cluster, M15.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/the_universe/Constellations/pegasus.html&edu=high   (391 words)

  
 Pegasus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pegasus, the winged horse, flew out of the head of Medusa when Perseus slew her.
Pegasus went alone to Olympus, where he was used by Zeus to carry around his thunderbolts.
Pegasus is a conspicuous constellation which includes the so-called "Great Square of Pegasus".
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 PEGASUS
Pegasus which is the hippocampus of the brain responsible for memory.
Pegasus was connected to the Muses because he opened their fountain, (Hippocrene) on Mt. Helicon.
The fact that Pegasus stimulates this activity is extremely important because this is the time of Pegasus as fulfilled by the discovery in Switzerland where two scientists for the first time discovered a planet orbiting a sun that was a twin of ours.
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 The Legend
This is the legend of Pegasus, the winged white stallion, bred from the love of Poseidon, God of the sea, for the beautiful, yet ill-fated virgin, Medusa, caretaker of Athena's temple.
Alone Pegasus flew to Olympus where the winged horse was welcomed and became the carrier of Zeus' thunderbolts.
The northeast corner of the "Great Square of Pegasus" is shared with the constellation Andromeda: delta Pegasus was given to Andromeda to provide her with a head.
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 Pegasus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Greek mythology, Pegasus is the winged horse that was fathered by Poseidon with Medusa.
The gods then gave him Pegasus for killing the monster Chimera but when he attempted to mount the horse it threw him off and rose to the heavens, where it became a constellation (north of the ecliptic).
In another version, Bellerophon killed the Chimera while riding on Pegasus, and when he later attempted to ride to the summit of Mount Olympus, Zeus sent a gadfly to sting the horse, and it threw Bellerophon off its back.
www.pantheon.org /articles/p/pegasus.html   (170 words)

  
 Greek Mythology: PEGASUS / PEGASOS Winged Horse Constellation w/ Pictures
PEGASOS was an immortal Horse sprung from the neck of the Gorgon Medousa on the mythical island of Erytheia (a land of the furthest south), beside the springs of Okeanos, the great earth-encircling fresh water-river.
In this story and cycle of the constellations Pegasos (Spring Forth) probably represents the blooming of spring, Khimaira (Frost Air) winter's cold frosts, while his brother Khrysaor (Golden Blades) symbolized the summer harvest.
The tale indeed is true; the author of the spring is Pegasus.’ She led Pallas [Athena] to the sacred spring.
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 Pegasus
Pegasus is the famous winged horse connected with the legends of Perseus and Andromeda.
It is said that the animal was created from the blood of the monster Medusa which Perseus killed.
Pegasus lived on Mt. Helicon and was said to have struck his hoof upon the ground and caused a fountain of water to gush forth.
starryskies.com /The_sky/constallations_html/pegasus.html   (320 words)

  
 Astronomy Tutorial - Constellations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Before writing was developed, the constellations were used as picture books to help the town storyteller remember the legends and myths passed on to him from his predecessors.
It is interesting to note that some constellations, such as Ursa Major (the Great Bear), used the same basic group of stars and represented the same objects as they did in other cultures.
An asterism is a miniature constellation within another constellation or group of constellations.
www.iolaks.com /softech/astro/astro3.htm   (418 words)

  
 Season Square prance: Pegasus, horse on high   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pegasus, the flying horse, is fall's signature constellation.
According to ancient Greeks, Pegasus sprang forth from the body of Medusa when Perseus lopped her snaky head.
Alpheratz, the star in the northeastern corner of the square, is part of the constellation Andromeda, 100 light-years away.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/news/articles/0924skywatch0924.html   (646 words)

  
 More Deep Sky!
Irregular Galaxy NGC4449 in the Constellation Canes Venatici.
NGC4214, irregular galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici.
NGC7339(left galaxy) and NGC7332 in the constellation Pegasus.
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 Constellation Pegasus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of the large constellations of the northern hemisphere.
Originally the fourth star was called delta Peg, but nowadays this star is assigned to the neighbouring constellation Andromeda.
Two meteor showers are associated with this constellation: The Alpha Pegasids were discovered 1959.
www.seds.org /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/pegasus.html   (261 words)

  
 T-Shirt Pegasus Greek Mythology History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bellerophon managed to slip a golden bridle over the Pegasus and capture the flying winged horse she tryed to fly away but couldint.
When the stars are out, you might be able to see the Pegasus' constellation which was named after him.
Most likely this myth of Pegasus, like the Sphinx, is foreign and comes from the East some were fare away.
www.webspawner.com /users/brians76torino/pegasus.html   (360 words)

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