Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Centaurs, Man Half Horse in the Ancient Greek Mythology

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In Greek mythology, Centaurs (Kéntauroi) is a half-horse race, he is usually portrayed human form from head to waist, but the waist down intangible horse. The photo below, is not the result Archaeological discoveries, Centaur skeleton in the picture, is an artificial result of 'Skulls Unlimited International' from the original skeleton framework combined with Zebra.

Centaurs itself is just an imaginative creatures that first appeared in Greek mythology.

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They are descendants of Centaurus, the first centaur. Centaurus is Ixion's father was a man, ruler of Thessaly, who loved [affair] Goddess Hera, wife of Zeus. Jealous Zeus, then created a twin of clouds of Hera and named Nephele. Once they met, Ixion who consider woman with him was [Nephele] was the goddess Hera and then having intercourse with him. Nephele then pregnant, and gave birth to a half human half horse creature which he later named Centaurus.

The most famous of these is the Centaur Chiron friend of Heracles or Hercules [Chiron this figure, appeared in the movie Percy Jackson and the Olymipans]. He is one of a gentle and wise centaur, who was killed by Zeus when placed in the heavens as the constellation Centaurus star. Later adapted into Sagittarius zodiac.

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