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Centaur by GENZOMAN Centaur by GENZOMAN
An old illustration from the beginning of the 2011, hope you like it :) was done in a Livestream session, maybe you where there :). This time the half horse, half man dude, the centaur. My favorite centaur is Motaro from MK XD aahg, this guy scared me a lot the first time I fight with him. love stop motion.

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In Greek mythology, a centaur (from Ancient Greek: Κένταυροι, Kéntauroi) or hippocentaur is a member of a composite race of creatures, part human and part horse. In early Attic and Boeotian vase-paintings (see below), they are depicted with the hindquarters of a horse attached to them; in later renderings centaurs are given the torso of a human joined at the waist to the horse's withers, where the horse's neck would be.

This half-human and half-animal composition has led many writers to treat them as liminal beings, caught between the two natures, embodied in contrasted myths, both as the embodiment of untamed nature, as in their battle with the Lapiths, or conversely as teachers, like Chiron.

The centaurs were usually said to have been born of Ixion and Nephele (the cloud made in the image of Hera). Another version, however, makes them children of a certain Centaurus, who mated with the Magnesian mares. This Centaurus was either himself the son of Ixion and Nephele (inserting an additional generation) or of Apollo and Stilbe, daughter of the river god Peneus. In the later version of the story his twin brother was Lapithes, ancestor of the Lapiths, thus making the two warring peoples cousins.

Centaurs were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, the Foloi oak forest in Elis, and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia.

Centaurs continued to figure in literary forms of Roman mythology. A pair of them draw the chariot of Constantine the Great and his family in the Great Cameo of Constantine, which embodies wholly pagan imagery.
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DrewK27 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Amazing work, as usual Genzoman!
XSol-StudiosX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL move bitch! :D
Joe-jostar-mega Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Filmographer
Reminds us both Good Centaur from Age of Mythology & Narnia.
shokoshu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Dude looks to me more like "Nearly tripped over you, stupid wench, never heard that horses can't heal? We have to attend some urgent battle, so please stay here and I rape you AFTER our glorious victory!".

Well, they (#) have at least the excuse that they have been screwed over by genetics. Three very sensible assumptions suffice (and show it's even worse):
a) There are NO female centaurs.
The earliest sources agree on that. Females are a later addition, see Wiki.
b) Centaurs have the genotype xY. (x human female chromosome, Y equine male).
It's the intuitive allocation (vs. Xy), and if a god in horse form (XY) screwed around with a femme (xx) (Kronos#Philyra->Chiron would be the prime example, if Chiron wouldn't be so atypical, but Zeus and especially Poseidon are repeat offenders), this would be the result.
c) Meiosis results in x going to the human gonad part and Y to the equine.

So the only way for a centaur to create a new centaur (do the math) is mating a human female with his equine part. If that doesn't already kill her, the birth likely will. (Cf. Ephiny from "Xena". Let's not ponder how she did the 1st part, maybe artificial insemination ;-) ) I.e. the number of volunteers will be near zero, and the number of centaur babies even lower, thus they tend to rape every woman in sight.

# If you read German press, you know what I relate to...
Joe-jostar-mega Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Filmographer
arya-tabs Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:drool: Brutes....history tells us centaurs were neutral at first in the battle between dark and light....but we all know they were more inclined to the later.....but their actions preceded the former....(as in depicted here~)....I tried out a different style with a backdrop-story will be glad if you take a look >>… .....Thanx!
skyclawthewolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Since I've heard male centaurs are known to rape I was wondering what did female centaurs do? Did they also rape or something? >.>
What makes this more awkward is that my zodiac is Sagittarius. 
Darkauthor81 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2015
I THINK I read a long time ago that there are no female centaurs. That they only way they breed is with human women. Whether that woman is willing or not didn't matter much to the centaurs.
Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There were female Centaurs. They have been mentioned in literature before, it's just they didn't take up as much importance. They were actually said to be very beautiful too.
arya-tabs Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not exactly a purebreed centaur but this is close enough to one....also take a look at the +stats and +story [in comments*highlighted*]................well hope that's not bad!…
KeetaBeeta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   Digital Artist
scary! but sexy!
really??  i would suggest reading some history about centaurs and women in Greek mythology.. and given the context of this picture .. but if you were already aware, then each for their own i guess.
RaeAnne1984 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I hope thats her new boyfriend :)
pimohdaimaoh Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoah highest LIFE point character in DOTA
scorpio81 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda reminds me of somesomething off of Thunder Cats. but very Genzo style. Nice
cresent34 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Looks like an old Go Nagi illio..and I mean that as a compliment.
locofuria Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, imaginate que una chica se enamore de un centauro....!
artizek Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Move, bitch! Get out d'way!"
dttb6296 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Hey horsy, you better watch where you're running cuz the girl who you are so called bitch gonna get squashed like a cockroach! Call her bitch again then I'm gonna F word you all up myself and slap the shits out of your titanic, gigantic, inormous, gargantuos, ridiculous big ass of yours and force you all to eat them, you hear me!?
dttb6296 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Hey!You better watch it! Leave that girl you are so called "bitch" alone or I'm gonna "F word" you up and slap the shits out of your big stinky hairy gigantic, gargantuos ridicilous, inormous ass of yours you pervert horse men.
thedude009 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
More like,"Bitch take it all in!" and she is all like,"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH my virginity!"
4polio Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it has peaked my attention that some of your art lack abdominals. It makes it look as if those are sucking in their stomachs or going on starving. make sure you include some abs and external oblique muscles. sorry for the critique it has been bothering me for some time. Im grateful that you have such artistic skill.
Kb646 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Party ponies no!!!!
bepopee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :U this awesome. Poor lady...
kmnfive Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
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Enaluxeme Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Centaurs are great rapists. Seriously!
Mariachiman Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
fufulili Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
cute guy.
dav45 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
orgnixstudios Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
No! Don't step on her!
Kvath Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I'm gonna kill that Centaur !
kalkrypton Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
excellent drawing, a centaur called nessus was also destroyed by Hercules.
Cipher-Jin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Beyond scary!
XxW4loRdxX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
wow they're evil?
LittleArtist88 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That... Rocks.
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
that's a painful way to go
Neocasko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Getting trampled or having one of those guys "having their way with her"? Centaurs are known for doing the latter in the original myths.
mrkillzo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
copy paste, copy paste.

change the faces and the arm.

now you have a buch of centaurs. :3
holmanextremo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Narutaki2000 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
And what did that poor woman do against the centaurs?
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nothing I guess. I heard Centaurs are wild and perverted.
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
DTJB Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yeah, Centaurs!
Hamona-sama Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
lindo *_____________________*
alberdan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
CARAI QUE LEKAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....
Madpredator Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Y por que no hiciste a Motaro?
cherryuchiha666 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Do you know who Equius is? I'm sure he'd love this so much
AleeyaGo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my thoughts exactly! xD
cherryuchiha666 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
He probably keep it on his wall with the rest of his "master peices"
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