A History Lesson on Centaurs

So there are all of these rumors about Centaurs on the internet, let me set some of them straight. First off, we are not monsters. Some of the guys may drink a little too much and have a short fuse, but you have those in every heard, or family.

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We are half human and half horse. You can’t get past that. So yeah, that gets a second look, but for us, its nothing special. You can’t tell in all of my pictures, but that horse half is there.

So where did we come from? No one really knows. There are a lot of rumors about children of Ixion and Nephele then some others about Centaurus, who mated with the Magnesian mares. The rumors go on and on and its like old wives tales, no one knows where they started and what the truth actually is.

What we do know is that there was a war against the Lapiths. They attempted to carry off Hippodamia and the rest of the Lapith women, on the day of her marriage to Pirithous. This is why we get called monsters and have a bad temper.

Khiron is the most famous Centaur in Greek history. He was a wise and tame centaur. He was taught to heal by the gods, and became a tutor of great heroes and demigods, like Asklepios, who later exceeded his master and became the founder and god of remedy. When Khiron was accidentally wounded by a poisoned arrow he rather gave up his immortality, than to suffer for an eternity. Zeus depicted the Saggitarius in memoriam of Khiron.

Khiron is from my mama’s side of the family. All of her ancestors are Saggitarians. So that’s how I am a centaur.

 

 

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