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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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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. 
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KeetaBeeta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
scary! but sexy!
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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.
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RaeAnne1984 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I hope thats her new boyfriend :)
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pimohdaimaoh Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoah highest LIFE point character in DOTA
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scorpio81 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda reminds me of somesomething off of Thunder Cats. but very Genzo style. Nice
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cresent34 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Looks like an old Go Nagi illio..and I mean that as a compliment.
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locofuria Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, imaginate que una chica se enamore de un centauro....!
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artizek Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Move, bitch! Get out d'way!"
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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!?
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