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Introducing Chrysaor

April 28th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 10 Comments

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Pegasus had a brother? Who knew! Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Chrysaor! The Frank Stallone of his time, Chrysaor sprung from Medusa’s neck after Perseus decapitated her, but for some reason is not a winged horse, but just some regular dude. While Pegasus achieved world wide fame including the Tri Star Pictures logo, and his own constellation, Chrysaor wallows in obscurity. He’s sure to top any hipster’s list of “underrated mythological characters”, based solely on the fact that they know about him and you don’t, so the next time you encounter a smug guy in a bar expounding on Chrysaor’s greatness, enjoy deflating them with a vicious “Oh sure, Chrysaor, married to Challirhoe, father of the three headed Geryon? I believe we can do a bit better than him, don’t you think?”

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 gammer on Apr 28, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    and thanks to Father Guido Sarducci…
    Many people don’t realize that Jesus had a younger brother…Billy, Billy Christ. And when Jesus was ‘walking on water’ he was really standing on Billy’s head!
    Obscurity is everywhere my friend ;)

  • 2 RemmieBarrow on Apr 28, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Yeah, every one can relate to some sibling rivalry. Well, except those who the only child in the family.

  • 3 MikeP on Apr 28, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Conor, I’ll admit to preferring your spelling (sounds more Transformerish), but I believe it’s actually spelled “Chrysaor”.

  • 4 Kari_Ann on Apr 28, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I believe Chrysoar was a giant in some stories (though, judging from your picture he would have had to have quite a growth sprout.)

    And I blame the fact that he was not a winged horse on Poseidon… being the god of so many random things… the sea, horses, earthquakes, etc…. How do those fit together?!

  • 5 Conor Lastowka on Apr 29, 2008 at 7:56 am

    My shame is deep, you are correct. I thought it sounded way too stupid to be real.

  • 6 kati on May 8, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    you guyz rock but you could use a llliiittttttllleeee bit more info!!!! dont mean to be so rude but i think you do need more infromation!!! cause i have to do an assignment on the horse pegasus and his bro. and im not getting wat i need!! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  • 7 kati on May 8, 2008 at 4:36 pm

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  • 8 XtraTrstrL on Nov 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Chrysaor is the man. Stout-hearted warrior, born fully armed, with his golden sword (Aor). Zeus’s surname was actually Chrysaoreus, so that says something of Chrysaor’s greatness. He was king of all of Iberia (Andorra, Gibraltar, Spain and Portugal). He may be hidden in mythology, but he’s still not to be F’d with. Poseidon, his father by rape of Medusa, wouldn’t want to mess with him. He stays away from the ocean, probably out of disgust for Poseidon, for his attack on his mother.

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