C1895

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Half-men and half horses, the Centaurs lived on Mt Pelion in Thessaly. They were violent and drunk, but also healers, and the centaur Chiron was so wise he became the teacher of many heroes like Achilles, Jason and Asclepius. Satyrs,creatures … Read Full Description

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Artist:

P.von Gastgeb 
Photogravure

Image Size: 

370mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
 - Antique Print from 1895

Genuine antique
dated:

1895

Half-men and half horses, the Centaurs lived on Mt Pelion in Thessaly. They were violent and drunk, but also healers, and the centaur Chiron was so wise he became the teacher of many heroes like Achilles, Jason and Asclepius. Satyrs,creatures that were half men half goats with Pan as their leader but also followers of Dionysus. From their play the tragedy (=goat-song) originated according to Aristotle. Nymphs,young and beautiful female spirits of trees, water and other aspects of nature. Nymphs were lesser deities in the sense that they were neither human nor immortal.

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