Mythological Characters


- A creature in which its upper body is of a human and it's lower body is of a horse.
- Origin dates back to Assyria and India
- there were two families of centaurs
- the more numerous and unruly centaurs were born of the union of Ixion
- centaurs were occasionally hostile towards humans
- they say that Zeus would send out centaurs to punish humans and other gods
- centaurs usually bad symbols to people
- One centaur named Chiron was said to be the wisest of all the centaurs and was like a saint. He was one of the exceptions in behavior.

1. "Centaurs." 24 May 2008 <>.

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