The stories of Pegasus’ birth vary slightly, but they all involve the god Poseidon and the beautiful Medusa. However, because their encounter took place in a temple of Athena, Medusa was cursed. Medusa’s eventual death gave life to the winged horse Pegasus. Pegasus was flown most famously by Bellerophon when the hero defeated the Chimera.
At 8 inches from wingtip to wingtip and 5.5 from nose to tail, Pegasus is an impressively sized figure, almost as wide as a sheet of copy paper, and just as bright white!