I.e. descended from Pegasus or originating by him; hence Pegasis is applied to the well Hippocrene, which was called forth by the hoof of Pegasus.1 The Muses themselves also are sometimes called Pegasides, as well as other nymphs of wells and brooks.



  1. Moschus, iii, 78; Ovid. Tristia iii, 7.15.


  • Ovid. Heroides xv, 27.
  • Quintus Smyrnaeus, iii, 301; comp. Heyne on Apollodorus, p. 301.
  • Sextus Propertius. Elegies iii, 1.19.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Virgil. Catalepton, 71.2.

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