THE MYTH MAN PRESENTS
THE MYTH OF THE MONTH

BELLEROPHON
MYTHOLOGY'S FALLEN HERO

I once asked uncle Homer what you give someone who has everything, and he answered, 'penicillin'.

Uncle Homer was a funny guy.

Our handsome hero Bellerophon had everything. The world was his oyster: A gorgeous and adoring wife; a large and prosperous kingdom; more fame than should be legal; the flying horse Pegasus at his command; and the rest of his young life to enjoy all these fruits of his labors.

What more could a man desire?

How about immortality? How about joining the gods on Mount Olympus?

How about a classical lesson on hubris instead?

You know hubris, don't you? It's that fickle finger of Fate that snaps us back to our senses when we get too full of ourselves. Hubris proved the ruin of Bellerophon.

Let that serve as warning to us all.

Alright, Myth Maniacs, it's been a while since we've shared the Muse's song, but I'm certain that you remember how the melody goes: Grab your favorite cup of ambrosia, stash a comfy pillow beneath your derriere, and let's go have some fun in school.

Today's lesson? Why, it's on hubris...or, as dear uncle Homer would say, "You can't have everything...where in Hades would you put it?"

Uncle Homer was a funny guy.

Let's take a ride!
LET'S GO ON A MAGIC RIDE

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