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The Centaur Database
[May-lea]


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I'm going to try, with your help, to gather in one place all known facts about centaurs.
Where do they come from, how and where do they live etc etc...



Basically, I'd ask you to edit this page to include things you know and where did you get that knowledge from.

Any titles of movies, books, comics, games, internet sites where centaurs appears are welcome!
You are allowed to put there all your pictures/drawings/paintings and such dealing about centaurs, as long as you give credit to the artist if you didn't do it yourself!


Please put your name next to any information you add so I can thank you for your help afterwards! And I say, the more the better!

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I'll be giving this "pin's"(to put in your description) to each person contributing!!

Try please to put up nice pictures and sort the information so it stays clear and easy to browse for everybody!

Thanks in advance for your contribution!!!
[May-lea]




Origins and existence at the beginning of time...(Mythology)

Where do centaurs come from...? That is the question...


Anatomy and related issues (Skeletons, Muscles, and how the whole thing work!)



Evolution of apparence and behaviour

With each and every artist centaurs have been evolving. Tell here what has been changing in the ways centaur acts troughout famous(or unknown!) artists' work


Centaur Names

Know any centaur names? Famous or not? That's the place where to write it!!


Centaur in the Art

You know any movies, books, comics, games where centaurs appears? Write the title and author here! Want to put up a picture of centaur you did? That's the place!


Other matters...

Any category I forgot above? Any suggestion? Please write that in here!




Do not hesitate to advertise this wiki-page around you. More visitors mean more information!!!!


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2003-10-19 [No.]: Centaurs are resistent to lightning and vulnerable to poison RAAR!!!!!!!!!

2003-11-05 [Tuquah]: I'm off to find pictures of centaurs and some info on them

2003-11-05 [May-lea]: Thanks!

2003-11-15 [Skydancer]: http://web.utk.edu/~blyons/centaur.html a very nice centaur art spoof. Very well done and quite elaborate.

2003-11-15 [Skydancer]: Chiron [keye'ron], "hand." As the most noble and learned of the centaurs, he was the teacher of Achilles, Actaeon, Aeneas, Peleus, Heracles, Asclepius, and Jason. He was skilled in medicine, music, archery, and the use of plants and herbs. When he was accidentally wounded by one of Heracles' poisoned arrows, Chiron exchanged his immortality for the mortality of Prometheus so he could find relief from his pain in death (Apollodorus 2.5.4; Hyginus, Poetica Astronomica 2.38).

2003-11-15 [Skydancer]: centaurs [sen'tawrs] or Kentauroi, "bull-goaders." A race of creatures with the head of a man and the legs and body of a horse, they were descendants of Centaurus, a son of Ixion, and the mares with whom he mated on the slopes of Mount Pelion. Chiron was the most famous of the centaurs. At the wedding of Pirithous, the centaurs tried to rape the bride and other Lapith women, causing a huge fight in which the centaurs were routed (Pindar, Pythian Odes 2.21-48; Apollodorus, Epitome 1.21; Diodorus Siculus 4.69.1-70.1; Ovid, Metamorphoses 12.210-535; Hyginus, Fabulae 33). Family Tree 33.

2003-11-15 [Tuquah]: Centaurs fear fire? heard it on the show Hercules

2003-11-15 [Skydancer]: Deïanira [dee-ya-neye'ra] or Deianeira, "man-killer." She was the sister of Meleager. Heracles won her hand by defeating Acheloüs in a fight, but the centaur Nessus tried to rape her after carrying her across the River Evenus. Heracles saved her by shooting Nessus with an arrow that had been dipped in the poison of the Lernaean hydra. Nessus told Deïanira to gather some of his blood as a love potion to use on Heracles should he ever begin to stray from her; later, when Heracles wooed Iole, Deïanira sent him a robe that had been dipped in the blood of Nessus. When Heracles donned the robe, his flesh was eaten away-he finally stopped the excruciating pain by ending his life on a pyre he had Po

2003-11-15 [Skydancer]: Poeas build and ignite. Deïanira took her life with a sword (Sophocles, Trachiniae; Apollodorus 2.7.5-7; Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.1-238; Hyginus, Fabulae 34, 36). Family Tree 48.

2003-11-15 [Skydancer]: Ixion [ik-seye'on], "strength." The son of Phlegyas, he was betrothed to Dia, but he killed her father by setting a trap for him. Zeus brought him up to Olympus to purify him, but Ixion fell in love with Hera. Zeus fashioned a cloud in the form of Hera, so when Ixion forced himself on what he thought was Hera, Zeus captured him and affixed him to a burning wheel that revolves forever. The offspring of Ixion and the cloud was Centaurus, who became the father of the race of centaurs (Pindar, Pythian Odes 2.21-48; Apollodorus, Epitome

2003-11-15 [Skydancer]: Pholus [foh'lus] or Pholos, "lair." He was a centaur who entertained Heracles when the hero was preparing to capture the Erymanthian boar for his fourth labor. He served a jar of wine to Heracles that belonged to all the centaurs, a deed that caused the centaurs to attack Heracle. While driving the centaurs away, Heracles inadvertently hit Chiron with one of his poisoned arrows; Chiron found relief by trading his immortality for the mortality of Prometheus. Pholus also met his death in this battle when he accidentally dropped one of Heracles' arrows on his foot (Sophocles, Trachiniae 1095-1096; Euripides, Heracles 364-374; Apollodorus 2.5.4; Diodorus Siculus 4.12.3-8; Hyginus, Fabulae 30).

2003-11-15 [Skydancer]: Hopefully that will be of some value, it is actual mythological studies, no fiction.

2003-12-01 [adawn304]: Um.. I'm not sure if it's much to contribute, but I play a role playing game called Alliance of Heroes. It can be found at http://www.aoh.net It's based in ancient mythological greece, and one of the races there are centaurs. Alot of us who play the centaurs look for the same type questions, especially when it comes to the anatomy and how they might've lived... Knowing stuff like that comes in handy when roleplaying different races.

2003-12-03 [_____________]: I had a request to enter my centuar picture here. How would I go about doing that>

2003-12-03 [May-lea]: Click on centaur in the art and put it there! ^_^

2003-12-10 [LadyWillow]: Nifty wiki! Me likey vewy vewy much! *Grin*

2003-12-10 [May-lea]: Thanks very much. Don't hesitate to contribute ^_^

2003-12-10 [LadyWillow]: *Scratches head* I can't really think of any way for me to do that...It seems to me that you have a fair bit of information here!

2003-12-10 [May-lea]: dunno. Put the drawing you have in your drawing slot in Centaur in the Art ^_^

2003-12-10 [LadyWillow]: My sister deleted it from my comp. Can I just move it? Is that possible?

2004-01-01 [Keeper of Darkness]: k, so I am horrible at html. and I joined The Realem of the Felines  and was asked to help set up the page can anyone mail me and tell me how to update pictures and change the name so its spelt right? It would be a great help!! Thanks

2004-01-01 [Keeper of Darkness]: Happy Early New Year!!! (It's only 9:16 here)

2004-01-03 [Piggly_wiggly]: weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

2004-02-09 [Piggly_wiggly]: er...hello?

2004-02-09 [May-lea]: ?

2004-02-21 [Tollbooth]: you probly already know of Centaurus

2004-04-27 [fairygurl69]: hey cool wiki! i am new and i am really confused.......please tlk to me and clue me in....i'm just confused!!

2004-05-18 [SeLoCeS]: very interesting i will be watching stuff here .... and may add later

2004-05-18 [May-lea]: Nice! thank you!

2004-07-17 [Ankh]: I just put a link to here from a wiki of mine is that ok?

2004-07-23 [Nyaah*]: can i upload a cetaure made by me? :)

2004-07-25 [May-lea]: Sure! upload it and put it in the "centaur in the art" section

2004-07-25 [Nyaah*]: done. thankyou :)

2004-08-03 [Erestor]: if you want ot read a story in progress about a centaur go to SotC

2004-08-26 [May-lea]: Ok, thanks, I will as soon as I have enough time. I've been away for too long...

2005-02-01 [Sunrose]: Lookie lookie: Taur Contest!

2006-06-01 [kay-chan]: I think 'centaur' should be a race for ET! ...that is all... *disappears*

2006-08-24 [Zab]: Is this wiki alive?

2006-08-24 [Linderel]: Seems questionable...

2006-08-24 [Zab]: I want it to be! x) And for some odd reason I want it to start a centaur art contest! >_> *shifty eyes* x)

2006-08-24 [Linderel]: I wonder why. :D

2006-08-24 [Zab]: No appearant reason? x) heh..hmm.. sooo.. should we try to wake this wiki up or make a new one?

2006-08-24 [Linderel]: I dunno. :o Let's poke [May-lea] and ask her if she's still interested in this? She was last seen 14 days ago. :s

2006-08-24 [Zab]: We could do that :P If she wants to get it alive that would be great. ^__^
Maybe t could feel good of a bit refreshment..*looks at* But it's up to her..:P

2006-08-24 [Linderel]: Mm-hm. :P So do we just poke her and wait until the next time she's online? :P

2006-08-24 [Zab]: ..*is tempted to make an entirely new wiki* x)
I just like to start quickly..and it allows me to organize things as I want..but I have too many already, are you interested in being a co-owner? :P

2006-08-24 [Linderel]: I might be, but you possibly need to kick me sometimes to do my share. :P Just in case I'm too lazy. :P

2006-08-24 [Zab]: I like to kick people! >)
hehe..ok.. where to start? A name..

2006-08-24 [Linderel]: Are you a *gasp* sadist? :o
Hmm. I'm all empty on names at the moment, but we probably want the word 'centaur' to be in it. :D

2006-08-24 [Zab]: Centaur Lair is free:P How about that?

2006-08-24 [Linderel]: Fine by me. ^.^

2006-08-24 [Zab]: Let's ge there and make the rest up then..should I make a banner for the wiki? I know the perfect pic to use..x)

2006-08-24 [Linderel]: I bet you do. ;) Go ahead, you're better at it than me anyway. :P

2006-08-24 [Zab]: OK! XD you edit the wiki first:P

2006-09-06 [May-lea]: I don't turn up so often anymore, alas... :) It's my fault, this page was part of my research for my final year project when I was still a student. I graduated two years ago, so I didn't keep this site as updated as I should have, especially as I do not visit Elftown so much anymore... But thanks for liking the concept... It's up to you, you can freshen up this page too... I don't think I'll have the time much, I just got a job and I have to organize everything to move out and in and stuff... I'll probably check what's happening every now and then, hopefully...

2006-09-06 [Zab]: Well, thanks for the trust..tho now we are already working on our own.:)
This page is linked there tho, as this was where we got our inspiration. :)

2006-09-08 [May-lea]: Don't hesitate to link your page on this one, too!

2008-07-30 [Linn Scarlett]: Oeh I like this page *pets it* it's very nice May :)

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