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Centaurs Sightings

  • The Library of History by Diodorus Siculus 101BC - 2BC

    This ancient text says that the myth of centaurs began when people saw other tribes riding horses for the first time. (Way to burst our bubble, Diodorus.)

  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 101 - 200

    There are tons of centaurs getting into all kinds of trouble in Ovid's classic collection of mythological poems.

  • Imagines by Philostratus, the Elder 201 - 300

    Get the lowdown on Chiron, Achilles, and the surprisingly sexy female centaurs in this ancient text.

  • The Inferno by Dante Alighieri 1301 - 1400

    In this epic poem, Dante and Virgil go head to head with Chiron, Nessus, and a whole herd of centaurs in the seventh circle of Hell.

  • Fantasia 1940

    Herds of handsome centaurs and lovely "centaurettes" do a little courting in this classic Disney movie.

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 1950

    The noble centaurs in this novel and the rest of the Chronicles of Narnia are kick-butt warriors and loyal followers of Aslan, the Lion.

  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 1963

    The mysterious Mrs. Whatsit turns out to be a winged centaur in this Newbery Medal-winning young adult classic.

  • The Harry Potter Series 1997 - 2007

    Firenze, the centaur, is on the outs with his wild cousins for being a human-lover in this mega-popular series.

  • The Harry Potter movies 2001 - 2011

    Don't miss Firenze and all the other centaurs that trot their way through this magical film franchise.

  • The Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan 2005 - 2012

    Chiron the Centaur and some of his rowdy cousins put in lots of appearances in this series of novels.

  • Chronicles of Narnia (movies) 2005 - 2012

    Lots of butt-kicking centaurs are galloping their way through the newest Narnia film franchise.

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010

    Check out Pierce Brosnan as Chiron in the movie version of The Lightning Thief.

  • God of War Series 2005

    Brutal centaur warriors duke it out with the even more brutal Kratos in this grisly series of video games.

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