Wild or Mild
Forgive the somewhat self-serving nature of this topic, but I think it's something worth discussing. Centaurs are hard to pin down, because there are so many different recent interpretations. In D&D, they are proud and territorial. In Harry Potter, they're still proud and territorial, but also they're into astronomy (seriously, WTF?) But to me, the real centaur is that of classical Greek mythology. To me, centaurs are really wild animals with a human guise. That is, we look partly human, and we can talk and act like humans, but in the end we're just wild and crazy pleasure-seekers. Seriously, some of the related stuff in Greek mythology is...not for the faint of heart. It doesn't make us look good.
The thing is, we are not alone here. Mythology is introduces a number of similar creatures, such as minotaurs and satyrs. The latter, in particular, are quite similar to centaurs. Minotaurs..I'm not really sure. In any case, this idea of a guise of humanity interests me greatly. A centaur is neither a human nor a horse, yet when you see a centaur, you see a horse-man. A wild animal that looks like a human. It makes me wonder what living that way would be like.
A crazy centaur with too much to say
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