The Pegasus , the legendary winged horse in Greek mythology , was created by Poseidon and played a major role in mythology. Pegasus mentioned in the legend of Hercules son of Zeus , the legend tells that he was created from the body of Medusa after Perseus beheaded her, and that once he was born he flew to heaven.

Late accounts suggest that Pegasus was a ride for poets, but Pegasus is said to have struck the earth with its hoof. Horse fountain .