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THE PEGASOS AITHIOPIKOS (Ethiopian Pegasus) was a breed of winged, horned horse native to Aithiopia (Ethiopia) in sub-Saharan Africa.
They were derived from Pegasos, the celebrated horse of Greek myth, who was himself said to have been born on the shores of the Red Sea near Aithiopia.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pliny the Elder, Natural History 8. 72 (trans. Rackham) (Roman encyclopedia C1st A.D.) :
"Aethiopia (Ethiopia) produces . . . many monstrosities--[including] winged horses armed with horns, called Pegasi."
- Pliny the Elder, Natural History - Latin Encyclopedia C1st A.D.
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