Centaurs

The Half man, half horse savages.

By: Julia Armstrong and Mallory Strong

Who are the Centaurs?

The centaurs are their own tribe who were half man, half horse. Described to have the upper half torso of a man, and the lower body of a horse.

How did these creatures come to be?

The story starts as Ixion a king who was one of Ares' sons. He killed the dad of his wife and in result Zeus has sympathy for him, and forgave his actions. But Zeus tested Ixion's actions by creating a replica of Hera, and sent it to Ixion. He then tried to attract the woman, and the result of this was the monstrous children we now know as Centaurs.

What are the daily things a centaur does?

Centaurs very often got drunk, and were extremely violent. They were wild savages that decided to rape women. They made their own colonies since they were reputed from Gods and mortals. They lived far away from humans. They also had a fight with the Lapithae tribe. ( a Thessalonian tribe who at their king's wedding defeated these drunken, wild centaurs.)

Why do these creatures matter?

Well Centaurs were followers of the God Dionysus. He was known for drunkenness, and partying. He was the God of Wine. They followed in his steps for being wild and drunk. They were also very important because they represent how hateful and wild people can really be when they are drunk.

Are centaurs connected to anyone in particular?

Centaurs relate back to Zeus and Dionysus. Zeus because he had part in creating them. Zeus made a maiden, a replica of Hera, gave it to Ixion, and they made wild little centaurs.

Because Dionysus is the God of Wine, Centaurs take that part after him because he represented drunkenness and wildness. Dionysus supported this because he was like that himself, always causing mischief.

What do they represent, known for?

Centaurs themselves were very hateful, violent, and got drunk very often. Especially when they were drunk, they got violent towards women specifically and other people. Centaurs were mainly known for these traits.

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