Bucephalus

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Bucephalus

(byo͞osĕ`fələs), favorite horse of Alexander the Great. There are legends of his speed and the wondrous deeds that Alexander performed while riding him. He died in 326 B.C. after the battle on the Hydaspes River. The city Bucephala was founded there by Alexander in his honor.

Bucephalus

wild steed, broken by Alexander to be his mount. [Gk. Hist.: Leach, 167]
See: Horse
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As the battle rages, Alexander urges Bucephalas to a foolhardy charge against a mounted elephant with the exhortation, "It is only sun and shadow.
Again altering historical events, Bucephalas and Alexander are pierced by the same arrow, then fall, gravely wounded.