Centaurus (Greek Mythology)

Centaurus (Greek Mythology)

In Greek mythology, Centaurus is the father of the race of mythological beasts known as the centaurs or Ixionidae. The centaurs are half man, half horse; having the torso of a man extending where the neck of a horse should be. They were said to be wild, savage, and lustful.

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... Centauruswas the first person to group stars into constellations and taught others how to read them ... One explanation of the constellation is that Centaurusput a picture of himself in the sky to guide his sailor friends the Argonauts ... So wise,in fact,that he tutored Heracles who became one of his great friends ...