Friday, October 15, 2010

Myths and Legends: Bellerophon Fights the Chimera

Bellerophon Fights the Chimera. To find out more about the Chimera, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Bellerophon is a Greek hero most famous for slaying the Chimera, a fabulous monster that had the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a serpent. You can read about the details of his fight with the Chimera, riding on the winged horse Pegasus, at Wikipedia.

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