Pegasus is a northern northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 1st century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. Its three brightest stars together with Alpha Andromedae form the large asterism known as the Square of Pegasus. A star in this constellation, 51 Pegasi, is orbited by the first true extrasolar planets (planets orbiting a star other than the Sun) to have been discovered. Neighboring constellations: Vulpecula - Delphinus - Equuleus - Aquarius - Pisces - Andromeda - Lacerta - Cygnus .
- Markab (Alpha Peg)
- Scheat (Beta Peg)
- Algenib (Gamma Peg)
- Enif (Epsilon Peg)
- Homan (Zeta Peg)
- Matar (Eta Peg)
- Baham (Theta Peg)
- Salm (Tau Peg)
Originally the fourth star was called delta Peg, but nowadays this star is assigned to the neighboring constellation Andromeda.
In the early evenings of October, and later in earlier months, look straight up at the zenith and measure one palm-width to the south and one to the east; you will find the Great Square of Pegasus, the Winged Horse. Confusingly, the Horse flies upside down. The southwestern-most of the stars of the square is white Markab. Its neighboring corners are deep yellow Scheat and fainter white Algenib. You can probably make out the horse's head, neck and front legs extending to the west.
October 20 1995, two Swiss astronomers, Didier Queloz and Michael Mayor discovered a sun star that was a twin of the sun in our solar system. Around this sun star they found an orbiting planet. This was confirmed by Geoffrey Marcy and Paul Butler of San Francisco State University. This had never happened before. The discovery was called 51 Peg in the constellation Pegasus, in the sign of Aquarius.
In Greek Mythology Pegasus was a winged white horse sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa.
In Mythology Pegasus is the white Seahorse of Revelation, the white seahorse in the sky, and the white seahorse of memory within you. In the human body the place of memory is called hippocampus which means seahorse.
There are several versions of the birth of the winged stallion and his brother Chrysaor. One is that they sprang from Medusa's neck as Perseus was beheading her, similar to the manner in which Athena was born from the head of Zeus. Another version also has Perseus beheading Medusa, but instead, they were born of the earth, fed by the Gorgon's blood. A variation of this story holds that they were formed from the mingling of Medusa's blood and sea foam, implying that Poseidon had involvement in their making.
Pegasus aided the hero Bellerophon in his fight against both the Chimera and the Amazons. There are varying tales as to how Bellerophon found Pegasus, some say that the hero found him drinking at the Pirenean spring and that Polyidus told Bellerophon how to find and tame him, others that either Athene or Poseidon brought him to Bellerophon.
Prior to aiding Bellerophon, Pegasus brought thunderbolts to Zeus, and following Bellerophon's death he returned to Mount Olympus to aid the gods. Two springs were supposedly created when Pegasus's hoof struck the earth; one on Mount Helicon at the behest of Poseidon to prevent the mountain swelling too much and another at Troezen. Pegasus was eventually turned into a constellation, but a single feather fell to the Earth near the city of Tarsus (hence its name).
Pegasus flew to mount Helicon, where, striking the ground with his hoof, a stream began to flow which became sacred to the Muses. When Bellerophon was giving the task of killing the Chimara, he was advised to procure Pegasus for the battle. Minerva gave Bellerophon a golden bridle and showed him Pegasus drinking at the well of Pirene. At the sight of the bridle, Pegasus approached and allowed himself to be captured. With Pegasus' help, the Chimaera was easily defeated.
This conquest and other successes with Pegasus caused Bellerophon to become swell headed. He attempted to fly Pegasus to Olympus to join the gods. An angry Zeus sent an insect to sting Pegasus, causing him to throw Bellerophon from his back. Bellerophon thereafter wandered the earth alone, lame and blind in consequence. Some stories place Pegasus in Zeus' stables after this, entrusted with the task of bringing thunderbolts and lightning to the god.
Pegasus was sacred to the Muses. The mother of the Muses is Mnemosyne who is the goddess of memory. Pegasus represents the hippocampus of the brain responsible for memory. Pegasus connected to Mnemosyne who is the goddess of memory. The Muses are nine entities of mythology who lived on Mt Helicon the sacred Mountain of Apollo. Remember, these things did not physically exist. They are symbolic references to your head. Pegasus was connected to the Muses because he created their fountain, (Hippocrene) on Mt. Helicon. The Muses were Calliope, Epic stories, Erato Love, Enterpe, lyric (word), Melpomeny tragedy, Thalia, Comedy, Clio history, Urania, Astronomy, Polyhymnia, sacred song (see the word Hymn), and Terpsichore, dance.
So the thought patterns that are part of the human psyche or consciousness that eventually manifest into the physical realms are represented by the Muses. But there is something as we connect Pegasus and the Muses. The word Muse means the art of meditation.
Pegasus is the white horse that caused the fountain of the Muses to activate on Mount Helicon. Consider meditation and the spiral energy called Kundalini or the coiled serpent which rises up from the base of the spine to the Pineal Gland of the brain.
Helicon, the sacred mountain of the Muses, means spiral. Helicon represents the spiraling energy which rises in meditation to bring us to the place of enlightenment. Consciousness spirals above and below to experience in different frequencies.
The Muses were born of a union between Zeus and Mnemosyne. Mnemosyne is the Goddess of Memory. Zeus would ride on the back of Pegasus and hurl lightening bolts across the skies. This of course simply means that enlightenment comes from God or Zeus. The white horse of the heavens is Pegasus and the Book of Revelation tells us that Jesus will return on a white horse. Thus both Zeus and Jesus ride on Pegasus. And Pegasus the white horse is the hippocampus of the brain or the place of memory which allows us to understand the 2nd coming of Jesus as a renewal of the mind , a new consciousness.
Not only does the Bible say that Jesus returns on the white horse (which is Pegasus, the horse of Zeus) but it also quotes Jesus as saying that the return of the Son of Man would be as "lightening from east to west Enlightenment from the right hemisphere to the left. Jesus and Zeus are one and the same, both creations of the Greek mind of mythology to bring us to an, understanding of ourselves and the cosmos in which we live.
In the center of the hippocampus of the brain is an organ called Ammons Horn. Another name for Ammon is Amen. In Revelation 3:14 Jesus is called the Amen. So indeed the Amen or Jesus rides the white horse by being attached to the hippocampus of the brain. The 2nd coming is a restoration of memory concerning who we are, where we come from and where we are going.
In modern times, Pegasus is seen as the symbol for the immortality of the soul, and as the carrier and protector that guards the spirit in its journeys into the astral plane. Pegasus is the power of the creative spirit in all of us. He is the symbol of the Muses, of inspiration, and of the beauty we bring to our life and the lives of others.
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