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The End of Bellerophon by suburbanbeatnik The End of Bellerophon by suburbanbeatnik
This is the final illustration for Compass Media's "Bellerophon and Pegasus."

Zeus throws a lightning bolt, which throws Bellerophon to earth-- and he loses Pegasus. He ends up wandering the mountaintops, fruitlessly looking for his flying horse again. (If he looks like Moses, that's just a coincidence.)

Yeah, it's a downer ending. But that's how the myth goes, unfortunately.

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Obiwanlives4ever Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
With the lightning bolt/gadfly thing, it's probably both, in different versions. Greek myths varied a lot in the telling so I wouldn't be surprised if there's an inconsistency.

A sad end for this hero. :(
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, poor Bell! :(
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Didn't Zeus send a gadfly to sting Pegasus so that he threw Bellerophon off?

In either case, I've always wondered that he wasn't killed in the fall. :XD:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Whoops, my bad! Yes, he did send a gadfly. It's in the Robinson book too. Oops!

Maybe Bellerophon fell on a giant feather mattress..
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