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Centaurs

Centaurs, aggressive half-horse creatures



The Centaurs were half- horse creatures of ancient Greece and the spirits of the storm



How did the Centaurs look like?

The head, arms, and trunk of the Centaurs had the human form, and their lower part was that of a horse. They were often represented with horns and pointed ears.




Family of the Centaurs

The Centaurs were the descendants of Ixion, king of Lapithae (in the Greek region of Thessaly), and the rain cloud Nephele.



Personality of the Centaurs

With only a few exceptions, like Cheiron, the gentle tutor, the centaurs were lawless, aggressive creatures and were usually drunk.



The Expulsion of the Centaurs

The Centaurs lived chiefly at Mount Pelion in Thessaly. There was a time when the Centaurs got into a fight with the Lapiths, known as "Centauromachy," when they tried to invade and cause trouble during the wedding feast of the Lapiths King Peritheios with Ippodameia. Because of the Centauromachy, the Centaurs were expelled from Thessaly.



Mount Pelion, the residence of the Centaurs




Famous Centaurs in Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology-Chiron

chiron

the tutor
Greek Mythology-Nessus

nessus

the river's ferryman



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