Centaurs

  • Centaurs are creatures who have the legs and back of a horse, but have the torso and arms of a human
  • Centaurs are infamous for their drunkeness and anger
  • Since they have both a human and a horse's stomach, they have to consume a lot of food to keep them satisfied
  • Centaurs are naturally strong, so they are strong asset to warfare

Centaurus

  • Father of the centaurs
  • Is said to have been the son of Apollo and Stilbe but was fathered by Ixion
  • He gave birth to the race of centaurs by mating with Magnesian mares

Chiron

  • Chiron was the only immortal centaur
  • During a battle he was badly wounded but since he was immortal he was forced to live in pain for eternity
  • Although after many years, Chiron willingly traded his life for the freedom of a suffering prisoner
  • He was the son of Titan
  • He was the half-brother of Zues
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Chiron tutoring the boy Achilles | Roman fresco from Pompeii C1st A.D. | Archaeological Museum, Naples
Chiron tutoring the boy Achilles | Roman fresco from Pompeii C1st A.D. | Archaeological Museum, Naples