Study Guide

Centaurs Sightings

Sightings

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Library of History by Diodorus Siculus

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.)

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Imagines by Philostratus, the Elder

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri

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.

Dec 20, 2019

Fantasia

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

Dec 20, 2019

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

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.

Dec 20, 1963

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

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

Dec 20, 1997 - Dec 20, 2019

The Harry Potter Series

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Harry Potter movies

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Chronicles of Narnia (movies)

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

Dec 20, 2019

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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

Dec 20, 2019

God of War Series

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

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