The Centaur Compendium

maintained by Anthony G. Francis, Jr.

cen.taur \'*)r\ n [ME, fr. L Centaurus, fr. Gk Kentauros] 1: one of a race fabled to be half man and half horse and to dwell in the mountains of Thessaly.

A centaur is a mythical creature with the head and torso of a man joined to the body of a horse. With its origins in Greek mythology, the centaur is one of the most enduring mythological creations, persisting through art and literature in the Middle Ages and enjoying a rebirth with the twentieth century explosion in the genre of fantasy. This page is a collection of information about the centaur in art, literature and imagination - as well as the centaur on the Internet.

Centaur Origins - What is a centaur, anyway? - Centaur Links

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The image contained in this document was scanned in from the comic book The Dreamery, Issue 1, and is used with the permission of the artist, Donna Barr (thank you, Donna! I still owe you a copy of that story, by the way) who retains the copyright and all rights. For this and other picture credits, see the Gallery of Picture Credits.
Last Modified: August 26, 1996 by Anthony Francis (
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