In all of mythology the centaurs are cast as the villains; drunken, brawling, womanizers, but every villain is the hero of his own story.
Several generations have passed since the Oracle of Apollo prophesied that her sons would battle over a woman. Since that great Centauromachy (battle) the kentauroi (centaurs) have been driven from their homeland in Thessaly and scattered across Hellas. Some centaurs believe the herds should unite to take back their homeland by force if necessary. Palaimon, a descendant of Apollo, has another plan to redeem the centaur race.
A herd of centaurs arrives in Olympia to compete for the ultimate prize.
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Amymone (a-mi-mo-nee) Aristaios (ar-is-tie-us) Eurymachus (u-rim-ah-kus) Isoples (ī-so-pleez) Melankhaites (mel-an-kai-tayz) Melanippe (mel-uh-nip-ee) Melicertes (mel-i-cer-teez) Nais (nī-us) Nycteus (nik-tay-us) Palaimon (puh-lay-mon) Petraios (peh-try-us) Stilbe (still-bee)
Morpheus brought Nais pleasant dreams and sweet sleep for the first time since she’d arrived in Olympia. The centaurs’ appearance at Zeus’ festival caused quite the stir in the polis. Admittedly, Nais initially felt uneasy over the prospect of her centaur’s victory. Then she met, Amymone, a centaur’s mate. Whether it was Amymone’s calming influence,… Continue reading Ixion’s Curse, Chapter 1