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Centaurs

Centaurs

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Wrestling Practice
A popular centaur pastime. [Kentaurenkampf by Arnold Böcklin, 1873]


Lapiths are Mean
All we did was try to liven up Pirithous' boring wedding, and they had to start a war with us. [Battle of the Centaurs and the Lapiths by Sebastiano Ricci, ca. 1715]


What a Brute
Is this statue as horrifying to you as it is to us? [Theseus and Centaur by Antonio Canova, 1804-1819]


Boo Heracles
Look at that big meany about to murder poor, innocent Nessus. (Deinara would've been way better off if she'd gone with one of our kind.) [The Abduction of Deianeira by the Centaur Nessus by Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, 1755]


Our Gentle Comrade
Yeah, he's a total human-lover, but Chiron is still cool with us. [The Education of Achilles by James Barry, circa 1772]


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