Mythology, Sons of Apollo Series

The Centaurs: A Fascinating Trope From Greek Mythology

The fantastical beasts and monsters are some of the most intriguing elements of any fantasy or mythological story. Greek mythology has no shortage of unique creatures. One such creature is the centaur. The centaurs are a race of half man, half horse beasts traditionally depicted as a man from the waist up, joined to a… Continue reading The Centaurs: A Fascinating Trope From Greek Mythology

Mythology, Sons of Apollo Series

Ixion and Nephele: A Tale of Seduction and Punishment

The controversy surrounding the tale of Ixion and Nephele is integral to understanding the reputation and culture of the centaurs in Greek Mythology. Rather than a tale of fighting with Greek heroes, the story of Ixion and Nephele is one of the many origin stories of the centaurs, and as such provides particular insight into… Continue reading Ixion and Nephele: A Tale of Seduction and Punishment