A Centaur or
Occasionally Hippocentaur, is a creature from Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse.The namesake’s celestial bodies and the constellation were named after them. Centaurs are thought of in many Greek myths as being as wild as untamed horses, and were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, the Foloi oak forest in Elis, and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia. They remain a staple of modern fantastic literature. The centaurs were usually said to have been born of Ixion and Nephele. She was a cloud made into the likeness of Hera in a plot to trick Ixion into revealing his lust for Hera to Zeus. Ixion seduced Nephele and from that relationship they were created. Another version, makes them children of Centaurus, a man who mated with the Magnesian mares. Centaurus was either himself the son of Ixion and Nephele or of Apollo and the nymph Stilbe. In the latter version of the story, Centauruss twin brother was Lapithes, ancestor of the Lapiths. Another tribe of centaurs was said to have lived on Cyprus and were horned. They were fathered by Zeus, who, in frustration after Aphrodite had eluded him, spilled his seed on the ground of that land.
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- Handmade finished
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Centaur, Greek Mythological Creature 37cm Full Length Veronese Bronze Electrolysis Statue, Ancient Greece
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