Today, I enjoyed a FaceBook post by Robert Moss in which he discusses how the hero Bellerophon dreamed that the goddess Athena gave him the bridle he could use to capture Pegasus, the winged horse – and woke to find the bridle beside him.
“And so mighty Bellerophon eagerly stretched the gentle charmed bridle around its jaws and caught the winged horse.” – Pindar
Robert was suggesting that gifts from the Otherworld can be brought through to this world. I don’t disagree.
The point of Robert’s musings aside, I was impacted by the fact that dreaming a bridle (albeit as a gift from the wise Athena) and then capturing the horse with this goddess-sent charm was the solution to the dilemma of how to ride Pegasus.