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Centaurs

Centaurs

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Home Mythology Centaurs Spotter's Guide

Your Field Guide to Spotting Centaurs

If you spot a creature with the upper body of a man and the lower body of a horse, then you've found yourself a centaur. The best thing to do is make a break for it. They have a reputation for being totally wild, especially when they've been drinking (which is basically all the time). Take our advice and steer clear of these horse-men, or you might regret it.

Sex: Mostly males, though some females reported
Age: Ranges from very young to very old
Build: Muscular human torso, lower body of a horse
Complexion: Bronze
Hair Color: Mostly brown or black, sometimes white or dappled
Facial Hair: Bushy beards
Scars/marks/tattoos: Battle scars
Jewelry and accessories: No way
Clothing: None
Armor: Nope
Type of Weapon: Bow and arrows, clubs, rocks

Typical Companions:

Other centaurs
Dionysus
Satyrs

Known Hangouts:

Thessaly
Mt. Pelion
Woods

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