Son of the Macedonian King, Philip II and the student of the famous scholar Aristotle. He was also believed to have been fathered by the King of Olympus, Zeus.
When he was 12, the horse Bucephalus was presented to him. The creature had a coat as black as night and was said to eat human flesh. He was able to tame the unruly creature by noticing it was frightened of it’s own shadow. By turning the beast away from the sun it became docile.