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Greek mythology
Other names
Similar creature(s)
Faun, Minotaur, Satyr, Centauride, Onocentaur, Ichthyocentaur

The centaur (Κένταυρος) is a hybrid with the body of a horse and with the torso of a man extending where the horse's neck should be.

Source[edit | edit source]

Centaurs originate from greek mythology, dating back to around 500 BC. Noteable centaurs are Chiron (Χείρων), the teacher of Achilles, the couple Hylonome and Cyllarus, both died in a battle with Lapiths.

Media[edit | edit source]

Centaurs appear in the following media:

Books[edit | edit source]

  • The Chronicles of Narnia - by C.S. Lewis
  • Harry Potter - by J.K. Rowling
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians - by Rick Riordan
  • The Centaur - by John Updike
  • Fablehaven - by Brandon Mull

Games[edit | edit source]

Movies and series[edit | edit source]

  • Fantasia - 1940, Walt Disney Studios, Centaurs appear in "The Pastoral Symphony"