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What are Centaurs?

Centaurs are half-human, half-horse creatures in Greek mythology. They have the body of a horse and the torso, head and arms of a man. They possess human intelligence and speech. Most centaurs are depicted as lustful and wild. They were considered to be the children of Ixion, king of the Lapiths, and Nephele, a cloud made in the image of Hera.

Where were they first discovered?

The centaurs were first mentioned in Greece during the years 522-443 BC.

It was during the time were the ancient greeks were into mythology such as Zeus and Poseidon.

They might have been created as a cautionary metaphor of humanity's dangers and beast like instincts.

The origin of Centaurs

The father of the race of centaurs was Centaurus.He was created from Ixion who had made love to Hera, or more precisely, a cloud made by a jealous Zeus to resemble Hera. The centaurs were believed to live in the forests of Thessaly, beyond the laws of man. The more realistic origin of this mythical creature was probaly because of the tradition in Thessaly of hunting bulls on horseback and the very word centaur may have originally meant ‘bull-killer’.The horsemen of Thessaly were so skilled that they seemed at one with their horse and so the myth of a single creature was born.

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