Bellerophon (Greek: Βελλεροφῶν) or Bellerophontes (Βελλεροφόντης) is a hero o Greek meethology. He wis "the greatest hero an slayer o monsters, alangside Cadmus an Perseus, afore the days o Heracles",[1] an his greatest feat wis killin the Chimera, a monster that Homer depictit wi a lion's heid, a gait's bouk, an a serpent's tail: "her breath cam oot in terrible blasts o burnin flame."[2]

Bellerophon on Pegasus spears the Chimera, on an Attic reid-figur epinetron, 425–420 BC


  1. Kerenyi 1959, p. 75.
  2. Iliad vi.155–203.