Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Centaurs--fact or fiction?

I just read this article, which was linked at rogueclassicism. I have to say that I'll remain skeptical until they explain what they mean by "researchers have no whole centaur skeletons but lots of upper and lower parts of centaurs skeletons." Couldn't that just mean they have half a horse skeleton and half a human skeleton? :-P

I also don't buy the argument that ancients couldn't have drawn what they never saw. The only thing that sounds even remotely promising in the article is that science has determined that interbreeding might not be impossible. I want more hard science before I believe in the true existence of centaurs.

A Rome update should be upcoming tonight. I'd also like to thank Alun for hosting Carnivalesque! I'm quite surprised and flattered that my Rome reviews have made it. Thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog! - Chip Morgan

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm having trouble grasping how exactly a woman might go about having sex with a cat... or perhaps, exactly why a woman might choose to do so. Cats aren't particularly well hung, are they? Besides, don't they have those spikes that come out of their penises when they ejaculate?

I agree with you on the non-necessity of having actually seen a centaur or other combination creature in order to draw it -- they'd seen men and they'd seen horses, they could combine them.

It is a bit fascinating though.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

::laughs:: I'm not sure I'd want to think too hard about the logistics.

Build a wooden cat? o_O

4:14 PM  
Blogger wackyvorlon said...

Yes, yes, the story of the Trojan Cat! Few have ever heard of Homer's lost work, the Purriad.

As for centaurs... well, they aren't the only ones in the half-man half-animal category. We recall Anubis, head of a jackal. There's also cerberus, I've seen three-headed dogs, but they never where that exuberant. Damn! Now I want some o' those gold-mining ants...

10:10 AM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Not just Anubis--a good portion of the Egyptian pantheon.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Brontëana said...

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Love the centaur thing. It's just crazy enough, I'd say.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Isn't it?? I wish I could believe them. ::snerk::

7:00 PM  
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