Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Bellerophon was a really well known hero in his hay day. He was most known for capturing Pegasus and training him. He used Pegasus to fly to where the famous creature Chimera lived. There Bellerophon slayed the beast Chimera. John Barth also takes the view point of Bellerophon being an older guy trying to relive his past. In the story Bellerophon trys to make himelf out to be more than he really is. He trys at one point in his life to ride Pegasus up to Mount Olympus to become a god, though to find himself only bucked off Pegasus and fall one-thousand feet down to the ground.