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A centaur woman killed by a tiger. A centaur is attacking with a rock the tiger on the left side a leopard watching the scene.  Mosaic 118-138 AD, from Hadrian's villa near Tivoli

Pair of Centaurs Fighting Cats of Prey from Hadrian's Villa, mosaic, c. 130 B.

Berthouville_Centaur_skyphos. Revelling centauress and Erotes amidst tables and vases, detail from one of the Berthouville Centaur cups. From the Berthouville treasure, 1830.

Revelling centauress and Erotes amidst tables and vases, detail from one of the Berthouville Centaur cups. From the Berthouville treasure,

Detail of the Centaur Mosaic; the male holding a rock aloft above his head © Carole Raddato

Mosaic: Pair of Centaurs Fighting Cats of Prey from Hadrian's Villa, c.

The Centaur Chiron in Greek Mythology

The Centaur Chiron in Greek Mythology

Chiron is a famous figure from Greek mythology, for Chiron was a centaur. Chiron was famous for being trainer and tutor to many notable figures, including Jason and Achilles.

Roman frieze depicting centaurs, recovered from the Roman theater at Orange, France, 2nd century CE.  The theater is situated in the Rhone Valley, and is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theaters.    Photo courtesy and taken by Mary Harrsch.

Roman friezes depicting centaurs, recovered from the Roman theater at Orange, France. Date to the century CE. The theatre is situated in the Rhone Valley, and is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theaters.

The Furietti Centaurs, Hadrianic grey-black marble sculptures of a pair of centaurs based on Hellenistic models, found in Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums | da Following Hadrian

The Furietti Centaurs, Hadrianic grey-black marble sculptures of a pair of centaurs based on Hellenistic models, found in Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums | da Following Hadrian

Detail, red-figure vase painting: Herakles attempts to rescue Deianeira from centaur Nessus detail, Deianeira and Nessus Agrigento Museum.

Detail, red-figure vase painting: Herakles attempts to rescue Deianeira from centaur Nessus detail, Deianeira and Nessus Agrigento Museum.

Sepphoris: Synagogue - This is a detail of the floor, with 2 Zodiac signs illustrated and written in Hebrew  letters: the scorpion (Akrab=Scorpio, month of Heshvan) and the bow (Keshet=Sagittarius , month of Kislev).

Sepphoris: Synagogue - This is a detail of the floor, with 2 Zodiac signs illustrated and written in Hebrew letters: the scorpion (Akrab=Scorpio, month of Heshvan) and the bow (Keshet=Sagittarius , month of Kislev).

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