Bellerophon

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Bel·ler·o·phon

 (bə-lĕr′ə-fən, -fŏn′)
n. Greek Mythology
The Corinthian hero who, with the aid of the winged horse Pegasus, slew the Chimera.

Bellerophon

(bəˈlɛrəˌfɒn)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a hero of Corinth who performed many deeds with the help of the winged horse Pegasus, notably the killing of the monster Chimera

Bel•ler•o•phon

(bəˈlɛr əˌfɒn)

also Bel•ler•o•phon•tes

(bəˌlɛr əˈfɒn tiz)

n.
a hero of Greek myth who, mounted on Pegasus, killed the Chimera.
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Noun1.Bellerophon - (Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera)Bellerophon - (Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera)
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One of the most famous examples of this kind of marriage is that of Bellerophontes, (54) to whom the king of Lykia gave his daughter and the half part of his kingdom (while still alive.
The friendship between Glaukos and Diomedes is also brought under Masciandaro's lens, as he argues that like the tragic story of Bellerophontes, the poetics of friendship is "relegated to the margins or at best to the liminal spaces" (13) as Homer represents Diomedes and Glaukos's friendship in a space "surrounded and threatened by violence and death" (13).
Particularly suggestive, in this respect, is the story of Bellerophontes as told in the Iliad (VI: 153-174).