- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with antique accents
- About 5/8 inch wide x 1-1/8 inch tall excluding hanger (17 x 26mm)
- Chain: 18 inches
- Item number: wh501
Pegasus – the winged stallion, pure white in color - is easily one of the most recognizable characters of ancient Greek mythology.
According to myth, he is Poseidon's son, and his birth was a spectacular, action-packed event. For a while he belonged to the mortal Bellerophon, whom he helped to defeat the deadly fire-breathing chimera.
Later he pulled Zeus' chariot of thunderbolts and Zeus rewarded him with immortality by transforming him into the constellation that still bears his name.
Pegasus has been a symbol of wisdom, fame and great imagination, and he has also come to be known as the fountain of inspiration for poets.