Centaur

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 22 - About 214 Essays
  • Superior Essays

    But you must continue the quest. Kheiron’s voice clambered inside me like pebbles cast into a well. Aiden, save the kingdom. More images and sensations rushed into my head: fear, scenes of death, sorrow, pain, the route to a cave in the Forbidden Forest that I was to hide in, and the feeling that something far more dangerous lay ahead. There were other visions, visions shrouded in secrecy and shadows, visions I couldn’t understand. You’ll know the meaning of these prophecies soon enough. Kheiron landed in the meadow where the other centaurs were waiting for us. As Mason and I slid off his back, I heard a different voice—possibly the broad-shouldered centaur dressed for war. Tonight Aiden, you will sleep. For by and by an epic battle will rage, and magic and warfare will return to our kingdom. “But—” “Go now,” he ordered. The ground spit and I was free-falling through a muck-filled tube like Santa Claus sliding down the chimney. I would love to lie and say that I had some profound epiphany on my way down. That I laughed in the face of danger while singing “Que Sera-Sera.” But my only thought was Eeeekkkkk as a landslide of beetles, gnarled roots, monstrous purple earthworms, and red dirt tumbled in and out of view. Then dread knowing that I was about to end up lost…

    • 842 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    are the Minotaur and the Centaur, both with very interesting backgrounds. The raging Minotaur comes from the island of Crete where the royalty of Queen Pasiphae and King Minos lived (Garcia). It all starts when the god of the sea, Poseidon, sent King Minos a white pristine bull to sacrifice for a certain…

    • 842 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Centaurs Daughter

    • 406 Words
    • 2 Pages

    The centaurs daughter is a book by Ellen Jensen Abbott the genre of the book is fiction. There are 320 pages in the centaurs daughter. A published review of the book is This story's action begins swiftly and doesn't slow down until the very end. The source of this is from goodreads.com . The recommended reading age of The centaurs daughter is young adult The physical appearance of Abisina is normal height slender blue eyes long hair. The personality or character traits of Abisina is serious…

    • 406 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The constellation I have chosen to study for this assignment is that of Lupus. Lupus is Latin for “wolf” and is located in the southern hemisphere and was one of the 48 original listed by Ptolemy, a second century astronomer, despite previously being an asterism associated with Centaurus. In mythology, it is thought that Lupus represents the African dog of the first King of Arcadia. It wasn’t until Ptolemy called the constellation “Lupus” that the constellation was associated with the wolf as…

    • 307 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Superior Essays

    In life, many individuals are faced with issues or a difficult situations that they handle by occupying ourselves or just trying to ignore them. Though no matter what we do at one point or another in our lives we have to face the truth and overcome the pain it that it may bring. The introductory paragraphs of “The Centaur” and “Laughing in the Hills” supports the theme that one day we will encounter human conditions and face universal truths. The authors use first actions/descriptions, pairings…

    • 1734 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The vase it self has tells the story of the death of Heracles, but with out the poem it would be hard to comprehend, the drawing on the vase. The best way of representing a myth would be with literature. The writer had better tools to explain what really is going on is the story, in literature they could go into the little detail. They had and unlimited amount of space to write anything they like. In pottery you only get a certain amount of space to express your work of art, and you need more…

    • 1508 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Flames burning out from the flesh, in agony, roar of agony burst out for the first time from the strongest warrior. The life of Herakles, the son of the God Zeus and Alcmene, the heroic life as a mortal ended. The hero who fought through all the most extreme evil descended at home by the act of her beguiled wife, Deianira. It was not an indefectible monster that led to his death, but just a minute decision in his life. The arrogance of Herakles triggered the whole thing. After marrying his…

    • 677 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Hercules: A Greek Hero

    • 1036 Words
    • 5 Pages

    woman and killed a centaur who wanted her. Then the centaur had his revenge, which brought about his death. Hercules conforms as a Greek Hero because he had a noble birth and childhood, had a plethora of astonishing feats, and had a somewhat usual death.…

    • 1036 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Clive Thompson, a freelance journalist and blogger for New York Times Magazine, and Wired, composed an essay entitled “Smarter than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.” He claims that “we are becoming centaurs. But our digital tools can also leave us smarter even when were not actively using them” (360). Clive Thompson waists not time on explaining what it means to be a modern centaur. He begins by explaining the game of chess and what it's like playing man vs.…

    • 396 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    to relieve their morbid thoughts and wicked fantasies, which many possess. In Borges’ story, The Origins of Half-Human, Half-Animal Creatures, he describes a half man and half horse creature known as a Centaur. Of course there is no obvious connection between a centaur and Batman but after researching more about the Centaur there appeared to be similar qualities in the union between man and horse compared to the union between Bruce Wayne, Batman’s cover identity, and Batman. The centaur has…

    • 1176 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 22