Re: [tied] Re: Horses

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 4186
Date: 2000-10-09

The problem in explanation of the centaur with mounted warriors from Thrace or even Scythia is that Centaurs were not associated to these regions. The Centaurs lived in Thessalia and Magnesia. Robert Graves stated that the primitive form of Centaurs was like the satyrs, a horse-footed man. The figure with horse body and man body mixed camed after.
Joao SL
It is interesting that it has been suggested that the Greeks, not
familiar with the forward mounted position (having only been familiar
with chariot ponies), like the later Mexicans at first thought the
mounted warriors from Thrace were some kind of composite animal, half
human half horse (the cantaur).