Mythical Realms®

Centaur

No. 801529

by Safari Ltd
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Featuring the body of a horse with the torso and head of a man, a Centaur is one of the many imaginative figures that comes to us out of myth and legend. Thought to be children of Ares, Centaurs were wild hunters and warriors, often depicted with a bow or club.

  • Scientific Name: Centaurus
  • Characteristics:Lively and powerful, even regal, this figure captures all the ideas usually attributed to the mighty Centaur. Club raised and shield at the ready, adventure surely awaits.
  • Size and Color: At six inches long and nearly five inches tall from hoof to the point of its club, the detailed Centaur is a sturdy figure. It combines the smooth brown texture of a horse with intricately detailed armor, shield, and mace.
  • The Centaur is part of the Mythical Realms® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

History

The mother of the race of Centaurs was the cloud nymph Nephele. The father is disputed, but thought to be Ares, god of war. Centaurs certainly live up to their wild patronage, known to be unruly at times, and often associated with the god Dionysus. The warlike hybrids of horse and man appear in many myths, including those of Chiron and Hercules.

Story

The Centaur stomped its hoof and flicked its tail. The horse part of its body satisfied, the massive creature lifted a cup to its very human face and took a deep draught of cool water. It tossed the cup aside and drew up to its full height, flexing its powerful muscles. Strapped to one arm was a wooden shield, already nicked and dented. The other arm held a mace, with a wooden handle and iron tip, scratched and dirty from recent use. The young Centaur was a full member of the herd now. It had survived its first battle, a skirmish with Cyclopes, and now stood ready for the next day’s adventure. A horn sounded. Powerful legs pushed the Centaur forward to join the rest, its hooves clacking on the stones and thumping on the earth. Charge!

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 15.4 L x 8.1 W x 12.5 H
  • Size in inches: 6.06 L x 3.19 W x 4.92 H
  • UPC: 095866801502
In Greek mythology, a centaur is a half-man, half-horse creature. The centaur??s two body parts symbolize mankind??s dual nature consisting of mind (the human half) and body (the horse half). Some centaurs were wise and kind, but most were wild and lawless. They are often shown holding bows and arrows.