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The Centaur Database


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!

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!!!

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!!!!

The Centaur Database

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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]: 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 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!

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