Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 13th June 2016 in etymology | apologetics,refuting nonsense,hail zeus,does Jesus mean Zeus,earth pig latin,etymology,linguistics
...ts a folk etymology
of the name Pegasus as derived from πηγή pēgē "spring, well": "the pegai of Okeanos, where he was born."A proposed etymology
of the name is Luwian pihassas, meaning "lightning", and Pihassassi, a local Luwian-Hittite name in southern Cilicia of a weather god represented with thunder and lightning. The proponents of this etymology
adduce Pegasus' role, reported as early as Hesiod, as bringer of thunderbolts to Zeus. It was first suggested in 1952 and remains widely accepted, but Robin Lane Fox (2009) has criticized it as implausible."—Pegasus etymology
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