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Pegasus is a winged horse in Hercules and its television series, Hercules: The Animated Series. Pegasus acts as Hercules' personal steed. He was voiced by Frank Welker.

Pegasus was created by Zeus using clouds as a gift for his newborn son, Hercules. That night, however, Hercules was kidnapped by Pain and Panic. Pegasus did not reunite with Hercules until the teenage boy's trip to the Temple of Zeus. Zeus summons a fully-grown Pegasus while telling Hercules of their history. Zeus describes him as: "A magnificent horse! With the brain of a bird...". Pegasus remains alongside Hercules throughout their adventures.

He is not very fond of Megara and is openly hostile towards her at times, particularly during flight. When Hades plots against Hercules, Pegasus is lured and kidnapped by Pain and Panic, who have assumed the form of a female Pegasus and take him in the Animal Prison. He is rescued by Meg in the prison, who convinces Pegasus to go find Phil. After this, Pegasus treats Meg in a more amiable manner. Presumably, Pegasus was changed into a constellation and remained that way alongside Hercules afterwards.


  • In Greek mythology, Pegasus was the equine son of Poseidon and Medusa. He and his brother, Chrysaor were born fully grown when Hercules' great-grandfather, Perseus, cut off Medusa's head, and Pegasus emerged from the stump of her neck.
  • In addition, Pegasus is usually associated with Bellerophon, as he tamed Pegasus with a golden bit and bridle given to him by Athena. Pegasus features heavily in Bellerophon's story, specifically during the fight against the Chimera.