Centaurus is the father of the mythological Centaurs, the beasts with the body of a horse and torso of a man. They drank all the time and couldn’t hold their liquor. They’re known to be wild and aggressive.
There are several myths regarding Centaurus, but one centers around Ixion, a descendant of Ares. Ixion fell in love with Zeus’ wife, Hera, as soon as he saw her. Jealous Zeus laid a trap for Ixion, creating a cloud figure of Hera, named Nephele, to trick Ixion.
Ixion mated with Nephele and they produced a deformed child named Centaurus, who couldn’t bear to be around humans. He went to live on the mountain of Pelion, mating with the horses who roamed there. Thus the Centaurs were created.
Whew! I’m wondering how the Greeks kept all of their stories straight.
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