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Bellerophon

(bəlĕr`əfŏn, –fən), in Greek mythology, son of GlaucusGlaucus
, in Greek mythology. 1 Sea god who loved Scylla. 2 Trojan hero who, according to Homer, exchanged his golden armor for the bronze armor of Diomedes. 3 Son of Sisyphus and father of Bellerophon. He was devoured by his own horses.
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 (3;) originally called Hipponoüs. He changed his name after he murdered a countryman and was forced to flee to exile. He became a suppliant at the court of King Proetus of Argos, whose wife Anteia falsely accused him of trying to seduce her. Proetus sent him to Iobates, king of Lycia, with a sealed message requesting the death of its bearer. Iobates gave Bellerophon the seemingly impossible task of killing the Chimera, a beast that was part lion, part goat, part dragon. Bellerophon, however, with the aid of the flying horse Pegasus, killed the monster. Iobates sent him on other difficult missions, but finally decided that Bellerophon was favored by the gods and gave him his daughter in marriage. At the height of his prosperity, however, Bellerophon tried to ride Pegasus to the throne of the gods atop Mt. Olympus, and Zeus in anger caused Pegasus to throw him to the ground. Bellerophon then wandered alone, crippled, blind, and humiliated, until he died.

Bellerophon

See 51 Pegasi.

Bellerophon

rider of Pegasus; conquered monsters and Amazons. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 42; Kravitz, 43]
See: Heroism
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The Silver and Brazen Ages between them tell the story of the birth, triumphs, and death of Hercules, but continue the same episodic admixture of bloodshed, amours, and algolagnia, including the adventures of Bellerophon and Perseus, and Jason and the Argonauts, alongside Jupiter's seductions of Alcmena and of Semele, together with Venus's attempts on Adonis and her affair with Mars, and the rape of Persephone.
The fourth allusion we have already attended to above in our discussion of "lameness", the comic pair of Pegasus and Bellerophon in the in Isiac anteludia at 11.
Bellerophon and Pegasus had several further adventures together, but their partnership ended when Bellerophon tried to fly up to Mount Olympus to join the gods.
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145-211, we hear how the wife of the Argive king Proitos made the false accusation that Bellerophon had sexually assaulted her.
It could be completed by "by someone," "in such-and-such tradition," "in such-and-such story," and so forth) Consider something we refer to that does not exist in reality--say, Pegasus, the winged horse captured by Bellerophon.
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