Pegasus Riders are bosses encountered in Chapter 2 of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. They are a group of very fast enemies that can attack from all directions on their hover-bikes. If the Pegasus Riders charge from behind, the player can easily be knocked down. Their ranged attack is not very strong, so if the player avoids getting hit by them, winning should be simple.
|Machine Gun||5||Normal||Weak ranged attack with a light gun.|
|Ramming Contact||120||Blow Back||A very strong ramming attack with the hover-bike.|
Pegasus is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in Greek mythology. He was sired by Poseidon in his role as horse-god and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Pegasus was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon who rode him to defeat the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky.
The symbolism of Pegasus varies with time. Symbol of wisdom and especially of fame from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, he became one symbol of the poetry and the creator of sources in which the poets come to draw inspiration, particularly in the 19th century.