Hercules, the greatest of the Greek heroes, had several dealings with the centaurs, each episode more famous than the last. One notable encounter was his fight with the centaur Eurytion (Eurytos in some versions of the myth) for the hand of the beautiful princess, Deianeira. Her father, King Dexamenos promised her to the centaur as… Continue reading Bride-stealing centaur or bride-stealing hero? You decide.
The most well known centaur myth is the story of Hercules and Nessos (Nessus in Latin). It is a relatively short, but exciting tale, full of seduction, intrigue, deception, revenge and a fight to the death. After the battle with the Lapithe and subsequent expulsion from their homeland in Thessaly, the centaurs fled to various… Continue reading Hero Versus Centaur- Hercules and Nessos
One of the most understated characters in all of Greek Mythology is Kheiron Khronides. Kheiron was a centaur who lived on Mount Pelion in Thessaly. Though never the star of his own story, his character wielded great influence in the lives of the gods and heroes of mythology as their revered mentor. Kheiron (pronounced kay-ron,… Continue reading Kheiron, Trainer Of Greek Gods, Heroes… And Centaurs.
The most prominent Greek myth involving the centaurs that served as inspiration for my series, Sons of Apollo, is the story of the the battle between the Kentauroi (tribe of centaurs) and the Lapithe (tribe of men) who were their cousins. The centaurs and the Lapithe were descended from Apollo and the nymph Stilbe, who… Continue reading Battling The Centaurs And The Rest Of The Story.
My series, Sons of Apollo, revolves primarily around the mythology about centaurs. In all of Greek mythology, the centaurs are positioned as the bad guys, defeated and driven off or slain by men who are the heroes. The story of the Centauromachy, the biggest battle involving the centaurs, is no exception. My stories were inspired… Continue reading Inspiration for my Novel Series: “Sons of Apollo”