Tales of Bellerophon

An ancient Greek parable against arrogance

 

How does one make a story about an epic battle between a man on a flying horse and a fire-breathing Lion/Dragon/Goat hybrid boring enough to fall asleep to?

 

Give this a listen and find the answer to that question.

 

Story: 16:30

 

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Sources:

https://www.theoi.com/Heros/Bellerophontes.html

https://www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/myth-pegasus-bellerophontes/

https://www.uexpress.com/tell-me-a-story/2008/9/21/bellerophon-and-pegasus-a-greek-legend

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Proteus-Greek-mythology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyidus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(mythology))

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(genetics))

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echidna_(mythology)

 

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