Greek Mythology

Hercules and Pegasus...

Pegasus is the winged horse of Greek mythology, which has practically more origin myths than feathers in his wings, and continues to be an indelible symbol of flight, strength and inspiration. The Greek words associated with Pegasus, can be connected to lightening, and to the idea of springing forth. Since he is often associated with the Muses, and sometimes is the bearer of lightening for Zeus, both ideas combine to symbolically represent flashes of inspiration, especially in the arts.
Hercules was the Roman name for the greatest hero of Greek mythology -- Heracles. Like most authentic heroes, Heracles had a god as one of his parents, being the son of the supreme deity Zeus and a mortal woman. Zeus's queen Hera was jealous of Heracles, and when he was still an infant she sent two snakes to kill him in his crib. Heracles was found prattling delighted baby talk, a strangled serpent in each hand.