Whether or not you decide to be creative and give them a unique quality that few people would expect, our generator will provide you with a whole host of centaur-related words.
If you’re lucky enough to run a game that has players interacting with centaurs or horse-men of some kind, how do you name them?
Go online and look for lists of “centaur names” and you’ll find tables full of Greek words.
What is Centaur?
Well, to the ancient Greeks of nearly three thousand years ago, centaurs were a race of creatures who were half human and half horse. To us, a centaur is any figure that has the upper body of a human, but the lower body of a horse.
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We all grow up hearing of the great Greek myths. We hear about the Olympian Gods and their conflicts with the Titans. We hear the stories of Odysseus and Achilles and Jason and his crew. But who actually came up with these myths?
Who was the person that actually sat down and wrote about the creation myth?
The history of the world is fascinating and makes me feel insignificant in this time being alive, but it’s also not really talked about in school. This is a huge gap in our educational system.
Gods in greek mythology
In the Greek mythology there were a number of stories that involved gods and goddesses.
These stories were passed down through oral tradition, which means that the written accounts of these stories came several hundred years after their composition.
Since written language was not available until around the year 700 BC, the actual events contained within the myths could have taken place at any given point in history.
The most important factor in interpreting myths is to identify which events in the story actually took place and which were simply just that – a story.
Athena is famous for her wisdom, knowledge and intelligence and usually depicted with an owl on her shoulder that she won in a duel. Athena was known as the goddess of battle, skills, crafts and war strategy.
She was the daughter of Zeus and Metis who came from his head after he swallowed his first wife Metis which explains why at times she is represented as helmeted.
Ares is a complex god to understand. The son of Zeus and Hera, he is the god of war and destruction.
His meaning would originally only be applied to battles between nations and later other kinds of battles as well. A powerful symbol of masculinity, Ares has often been viewed as destructive.
Apollo is the god of the sun, light, archery and music in Greek mythology. He is a son of Zeus and Leto, and twin brother of the goddess Artemis.
Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, medicine, daylight, plague, poetry, order, sacred laws and more. The Delphi Oracle credited Apollo with the gift of prophecy.
Apollo was also commonly worshipped as a god who could both bring ill-health and dispel it.
Demeter and Persephone is one of the more well-known greek myths. It tells you about life and death, as well as the importance of family, nature, and love in our life.
Most importantly, this myth was about the seasons and Demeter is credited with making it possible for nature to be able to support its inhabitants.
Hades is the equivalent of the ruler of Hell in the Greek mythology, and as you know, Hell is a place where all dead souls go.
Although known in modern times as ‘The God of death’, Hades had been originally considered as a wise ruler.
Hermes (Ἑρμῆς) in Greek mythology is the god of mark making or writing, of diplomacy and the patron of travel. The Roman equivalent is Mercury and the Etruscan equivalent Tinia.
In ancient Greek religion, Hermes is portrayed as a very handsome, winged man with attributes and costumes that were consistently associated with eloquence and speed. Very early on in his role as a god of commerce, he was identified by Greeks as the son of Zeus (with the accordant implication that his mother must have been a mortal).
These are just a few of the gods I mentioned above. I hope you like the centaur names. You can see them at the very beginning of the post. Thank you.
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