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The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

Centaurs

Character Analysis

Chiron is a centaur, or half-man, half-horse. They tend to be really wild and even violent, and they love to get their drink on. Percy sees centaurs running wild in the countryside as he looks out the train window on the way to St. Louis.

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