Pegasus Brooch – Silvertone

£9.99

Pegasus Brooch
Pegasus Brooch

This beautiful, hand-made Pegasus Brooch measures 4.6 cm from wing tip to hoof and 4.2 cm from head to tail.

It costs just £9.99. with free postage and packaging to any UK address

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Description

Pegasus Brooch
Pegasus Brooch

This Pegasus Brooch joins Sue’s range of hand-made jewellery and is the perfect gift for all ages. The brooch depicts Pegasus as the immortal winged horse of Greek myth.

Pegasus in Myth

According to Greek myth, Pegasus was born after Perseus killed Medusa.

Pegasus has a good number of appearances in Greek myths that include:

Pegasus’ parents were the god Poseidon and Medusa. It was born when Perseus killed Medusa. Later, Poseidon’s son, Bellerophon,  rode it into battle against the fire-breathing monster known as the Chimera.

Later Bellerophon tried to fly to heaven but Zeus made the horse throw him back down to earth in disgrace. Pegasus went on to live on Mount Olympus and became the thunderbolt-bearer of Zeus.

Pegasus is also a constellation. It is one of only 48 constellations identified by second century astronomer Ptolemy. Its rising marks the arrival of spring and, in Greece, of seasonal thunderstorms.

The name Pegasus means either “of the spring” or “sprung forth”. The first alludes to the animal’s connection with various springs, and the latter to its birth from the Gorgon’s neck.

Pegasus lastly was also regarded as the horse of the Muses, and in this capacity he is more celebrated in modern times than he ever was in antiquity

Ancient works of art and coins often depict Pegasus along with Athena and Bellerophon.

Pegasus Symbolism Today

Legends about Pegasus say about his supernatural origin and his wild and proud nature.

Pegasus is a flying horse and the very ability of flying has always been considered universal symbol of liberty and free spirit. Pegasus symbolizes the idea of spiritual freedom, but he could also be tamed.

However, Pegasus remained free in his heart and wise beyond human understanding.

Pegasus, in a way, represents the divine order of things; it is not for mortal men to aspire to heavenly seat. Thus, the story of Pegasus is a reminder of where ill ambitions could lead us.

Poor Bellerophon, who was once a great hero, admired and praised by all, fell for his own ambitions and lost it all. The wise Pegasus refused to serve him.

Pegasus is a motif present in art throughout the history of civilization. Many famous artists featured Pegasus in their artworks. Pegasus is also present in popular culture and contemporary design.

Many companies use a motif of a winged horse as a logo, suggesting the openness to new ideas and liberty of thinking in general.

The Pegasus Brooch

This beautiful, hand-made Pegasus Brooch measures 4.6 cm from wing tip to hoof and 4.2 cm from head to tail.

It costs just £9.99. with free postage and packaging to any UK address

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Dimensions 4.2 × 4.6 cm

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