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Welcome! Flying Horse Sense is Born!

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explanation I decided to combine my love for horses and wisdom sayings into a sacred place where  inspirational quotes, music, poetry,  affirmations, art, dance, spiritual quotes, photography, books, and prayers will inspire and provoke deep soul reflection and spiritual growth!

Our site is named ” Flying Horse Sense”  after Pegasus

The Winged Horse of Greek Mythology


(ancient Greek Πήγασος / Pegasos, Latin Pegasus)


Pegasus is one of the well-known mythological creatures in Greek myth, and assumes his share of fame and nobility beside the gods, and heroes of myth and legend.

In Greek mythology, Pegasus is a winged lightning creature fathered by Poseidon, god of the sea, and Medusa, a mortal, and priestess of Athena’s temple. Poseidon was captivated by the great beauty of Medusa, and the couple foolishly consummated their love in the sacred Temple of Athena, the goddess of war, and strategy.

Pegasus was also a friend to the nine Muses, and was instructed by Zeus to transport lightning and thunder from Mount Olympus.

Symbolism of Pegasus

The symbols of Pegasus varies throughout time. This horse-god was associated with power, flight, speed, glory, loyalty, bravery, courage, wealth, wisdom, knowledge, poetry, creative sources that inspired writers, and poets, pottery, solar myths, and spiritual energy that allowed access to the realm of the gods on Mount Olympus.


This site is dedicated to my dad, Othon George  Mantzavinos, a great, virtuous, honest, and principled man who taught me to follow my heart, to be honest no matter what the consequences.

He earned his living by working an honest, plain and simple life.

He was  an embodiment of purity and truthfulness. 

I also discovered that he was a very compassionate and kind person and  that the most important thing that he had was us, his family.

Though he may never have said it out loud I know that he truly loved us

and was very proud of what we have become.

We are who we are now because we had a father like him.

He was very strict as a father but that’s only because he cared for us. To his friends he was a very kind person and was always ready to help. He always had a solution to every problem and had his ways of making things simple. He never asked anybody for help but he was a very generous philanthropic, compassionate man, and he never wanted to be acknowledged for anything he did.

When he helped he simply helped.

My father,  never broke his promise once , he stayed true to his word, he did what he said. He never stooped to any meanness or evil. He never liked false  flattery,  he stuck to his  principles  with whatever challenge would come his way. 

He was a safe custodian of truth and justice.


  He showed strength until the end and still had some enlightening words for me. I made some huge changes to my life and I owe it to my father’s encouragement, strength and tough love advice…

See Dad… I listened….it just took me a while…:)

I miss him and his amazing, wicked  sense of humor!

 I am honored and humbled to be one of his daughters!!



 “An honest man does not think of doing evil to others nor does he indulge in false pursuits”.

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.


Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.


The ideas that have lighted my way and, time after time, have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.


Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.


Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

James Allen (1864-1912) British-born American essayist.

For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA


The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

“A society grows great when……

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

 Greek proverb


I release the fear of being rejected and losing love…..

I release the fear of being rejected and losing love
if I am emotionally honest with my partner
and I experience the joy of loving with a open, expanded heart.

We are human angels


  “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly 

              because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we 

              have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” 


Love…..single soul….two bodies….Aristotle

  • Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle


“Μάτια που δε βλέπονται, γρήγορα λησμονιούνται.”

“Μάτια που δε βλέπονται, γρήγορα λησμονιούνται.”

  • “Eyes that don’t see each other, soon forget about each other.”

“Iσον εστίν οργή και θάλασσα και γυνή.”

“Iσον εστίν οργή και θάλασσα και γυνή.”

  • “A woman and the sea are the same in anger.”

“Θύμωσε ο καλόγερος κι έκαψε τα ράσα του.”

“Θύμωσε ο καλόγερος κι έκαψε τα ράσα του.”

  • “The monk got angry and burned his cassock.”

  • Anger. This is equivalent to “He cut off his nose to spite his face”.

Χρόνια σου πολλά..να τα εκατοστήσεις !!! Happy Birthday!!!

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Χρόνια σου πολλά, David,  Victoria, Chris…and to all October babies!!

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