The centaurs were believed to live in the forests of Thessaly, beyond the laws of man. These mythical creatures may actually have had a basis in reality as there was a tradition in Thessaly of hunting bulls on horseback and the very word centaur may have originally meant 'bull-killer'. Read more
Chiron was known for his exceptional goodness and wisdom. He was the only immortal centaur. ... As an immortal Chiron could not die but, lived in terrible pain. Chiron then chose to trade his life for the release of Prometheus.
Yes, centaurs do have a horselike reproductive system. Anatomically, most organs in the lower half of the human would be replaced by horse organs. A human most likely would not be able to impregnate a centaur, due to the fact that they are different species.
The lifespan of a Centaur is slightly below that of a human. They reach the age of maturity at sixteen years and live on average sixty years.
And they CAN sleep standing up, like horses, but it does require both a special harness/corset and practice. And it's not very comfortable for anything deeper than a doze or catnap for most, so it's mostly reserved for bad situations, naps, or guard duty. Most common are recliners, or 'hammocks'.
The Greek tradition backs this up, with Centaurs eating bread and meat and drinking wine. There is no way the conventional Centaur can chew grass or hay with a human jaw, let alone consume it in sufficient quantities to support the mass of its body.
The Centaurides (Ancient Greek: Κενταυρίδες, Kentaurides) or centauresses are female centaurs. First encountered in Greek mythology as members of the tribe of the Centauroi, the Centaurides are only occasionally mentioned in written sources, but appear frequently in Greek art and Roman mosaics.
Sagittarius is a centaur — a mythological half-man, half-horse — who has drawn his bow. His arrow is pointing at Antares, the bright red heart of Scorpius, the scorpion. ... One of these creatures was credited with inventing archery, which was why he was depicted in the sky with a bow and arrow.
Centaur Anatomy Revealed: Two Hearts, Six Limbs, One Brain.
Originally Answered: What happened to Umbridge in the forest? She was kept hostage by the Centaurs. They didn't torture her but nevertheless bound with ropes. Dumbledore went in the forest and brought her back.
Unlike humans the lining of the womb is re-absorbed if fertilisation does not occur, rather than being shed - in other words, centaurs do not get periods. (Since a centaur's arms are too short to reach their genitals, I'm betting this was something Dawn was very glad to discover.)
ain't it. To further my question: Because a centaur has a body of a horse and the torso of a person, there are a total of 6 limbs. As most would anticipate, the offspring would most defiantly have the body of a horse due to the common characteristics of both mammals.
Mammals have only one umbilicus and so too does this mammal, the centaur. ... A bellybutton doesn't belong there any more than horns do on the centaur's head.
Then, after Hercules was born, Hera sent two snakes to kill him in his crib.
The centaur is a half horse, half human creature from Greek Mythology. They can be both male and female. In the old stories from Greece, a few centaurs were teachers. However, most centaurs were mad and scary.
No. Centaurs are not extinct because they never existed in the first place. One of the theories how people thought of centaurs was when the pre-ancient Greeks first encountered people on horseback they were shocked and over time the stories off centaurs were created.
In Greek and Roman mythology, a centaur is a member of a race of people who are half man and half horse. They were children of the arrogant and overbearing Kentaurus, who had sexual intercourse with mares on Mount Pelion and produced hyper-masculine men with a weakness for wine and women and given to violent behavior.
Since it's a fantasy creature, a centaur can have any internal arrangement you want. It could have both human and horse internal organs, it could have either one or the other, a hybrid of the two, or something completely different and unique.
They have two each of rib cages, backbones, set of upper limbs, sets of collar bones, and all internal organs above the belt line (or at least those that are common to both humans and horses, presumably). Females centaurs have two sets of teats.
Gemini - Athena
The constellation and zodiac sign for Gemini have rich roots in Greek mythology. If you're a Gemini, you align with Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and Military Victory.
It isn't a surprise that the spirit animal of a Gemini is a deer. With an insane amount of energy, they are fun and intelligent creatures who aren't afraid to put themselves out there.
Medusa and Poseidon engaged in a love affair and would have two children together, but not before Athena discovered the illicit affair. When Athena discovered the affair, she was enraged and immediately cursed Medusa by taking away her beauty.
Minotaur, Greek Minotauros (“Minos's Bull”), in Greek mythology, a fabulous monster of Crete that had the body of a man and the head of a bull. It was the offspring of Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, and a snow-white bull sent to Minos by the god Poseidon for sacrifice.
Griffins are portrayed with the rear body of a lion, an eagle's head with erect ears, a feathered breast, and the forelegs of an eagle, including claws. These features indicate a combination of intelligence and strength.