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Description About Centaurs and Their Traits

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Centaurs are the creature of the having human upper body and lower body and legs of a horse is found in the ancient Greek stories. A centaurs is also known as the hippo centaur which is a mythological creature which are obtained from the stories of the Greek mythology. The centaurs are the legends who are also referred to as the Lapiths is a mythical tribe. The tribe stayed in the central Greek region of Thessaly. Centaurs lived in the wild mounts of the forest and unions are formed from where the centaurs are created. One of the famous centaurs in the Greek mythology is the Chiron. Chiron was known for the knowledge and wisdom rather served as the tutor of the Hercules, Achilles and Jason to fight the battles. A famed spear was a gift from Chiron to Achilles at the time of the Trojan War. Hercules fought many battles with the different Centaurs which are the centaur Nesso, centaur Pholus, centaur Chiron. It was found that in the battles both Pholus and Chiron was killed in that case. The centaurs are referred to as the demigods in the history and powers of the centaurs are the extra ordinary strength which is possible in order to enhance the human range, reflexes and enhanced stamina. The most famous weapon of the centaurs are the front hooves which are considered as the formidable weapons of the centaurs.

Existence and traits.

The existence of the Centaurs are further located in the Greek Kentauros a race of creatures residing in the mountains of the Thessaly and Arcadia. The centaurs are considered as the king of the neighbouring Lapiths and further known for the fight recorded in the centauromachy of the Greek mythology. The lying myth behind the idea of the centaurs which is originated from the first reaction from the non-riding culture also referred to as the Minoan Aegean World to the normads who were further mounted on the horses. As per the theory the main suggestion which lies is that riders would further appeared as the half animal, half man. In the myths the kinsmen of the centaurs are the Lapith tribe of Thessaly.

The main traits of the centaurs is that they have the upper portion and torso of a man and the hindquarters of a horse. The enemies of the centaurs are the bounty, Hercules, Caledonia, Alyssa Moy, Franklin Richards and Marvel Girl. The centaurs were further driven towards the south of Malea and reached the Mount Pholoe in Arcadia where they encountered the huntress known as the Atalanta who killed the Rhoceus and Ripheus. Cebtaur Pholus tries to be one of the more civilized centaurs. At the time of the fourth Labor Hercules drove everyone involved in the battle and killed Eurytion in the attack. During that period most of the centaurs fled towards Eleusis but among the centaurs Nessus fled towards the Aetolia and further got a job as a ferryman to the river Evenus. Centaur Evenus claims the reason behind getting a job due to the fact gods swore to such kind of sterling characters. There are certain centaurs who are not the direct descended from the centaurs Ixion.   

Centaurs are represented in the cultural arts where on many metopes of the Parthenon on the bronze shield of Athena and on the sandals of the cult statue of the Athena which is located inside the Parthenon. The temple of Athena at Assoss are further decorated with the help of the centauromachy made in the sculpture. Centaurs is quite a popular story which is imprinted in the decoration of the Greek pottery. The fight of the Hercules with the with the Nessos which first appeared in the 7th century a black figure of the amphora is now seen in the decorated vases. Centaur Chiron was presented at the time of wedding of Thetis and Peleus. Centaur Chiron also takes care of Achilles an epic representation on the Attic blackfigure and red figure pottery from the period of 6th to 5th centuries. There are some of the popular scenes depicting the battles of the Hercules with the centaurs after having dinner with the Pholos and further the appearance was shown on the Corinthian vase on the period of the 6Th century. Centaurs was shown in the accompanying with the Dionyos and further the depiction of the festivals associated with it. There are few representation of the Medusa as a centaur which is further an example of an amphors from Boeotia, c. 660 BCE.       



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