Legend has it that Pegasus was created from drops of blood shed when Perseus cut off Medusa's head. Bellerophon then captured and tamed Pegasus, and the goddess Athena provided him with a golden bridle. Bellerophon and Pegasus took to the skies together and managed to slaughter the fire-breathing monster, Chimera. Their partnership ended, however, when Bellerophon tried to ascend to heaven on the horse to join the gods, but was thrown off. Pegasus continued his journey upwards and became the constellation of the same name.
The symbol of Pegasus lives on in mythical tales and beliefs today, with many using it to herald their desire to be more mystical, or welcome mysticism into their lives.