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  • Firenze is the name of a centaur character in the Harry Potter stories.
  • In Greek mythology, Chiron is probably the most famous of the centaurs. He is known for his wisdom and knowledge of medicine.
  • The centaurs shall carry you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • "D’you think that was a centaur we heard earlier?" said Harry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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  • She didn’t look at all surprised that Chiron was a centaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • The centaurs stamped uneasily with their hoofs.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • This is Foaly, the centaur.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • She wondered if this was what it was like to be a centaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • "Centaurs are not the servants or playthings of humans," said Firenze quietly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Well, as soon as he saw Corin and me, it seems this Centaur looked at me and said, A day will come when that boy will save Archenland from the deadliest danger in which ever she lay.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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  • ...there came in sight the noblest creatures that Caspian had yet seen, the great centaur Glenstorm...
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • two centaurs have very kindly offered to let you ride on their backs
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • It must be one of the centaurs.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • Chasing after their lost ball, a pair of teenage boys ran to the base of the centaur, followed by a young girl.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Perhaps I could find my old friend Chiron the centaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Beyond the dragon, a centaur stood near the moat, gazing at me.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • No, she thought, it’s not like a Greek centaur.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • What a foul beast, a centaur, an Untermensch.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He grabbed the last one—from a special sea salt recipe they’d picked up from Aphros the fish centaur at the bottom of the Atlantic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The centaurs are all right, and the unicorns … Ron had never been into the Forbidden Forest before.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • They assured the public that they were just creating cells, not "trying to produce centaurs."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He cast his eyes around him and saw a man carrying off Teresa, as Nessus, the centaur, carried Dejanira.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In Narnia, not only can all the animals talk, but the place is also inhabited by other creatures, like dwarves and centaurs.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • She muttered something in Greek, and Jason got the feeling it wasn’t complimentary toward centaurs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The leader of the gypsies, a splendid looking fellow who sat his horse like a centaur, waved them back, and in a fierce voice gave to his companions some word to proceed.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "What a relief," the centaur said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The bayonets plunged into the bellies of these centaurs; hence a hideousness of wounds which has probably never been seen anywhere else.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You mean a centaur.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Harry wondered how many centaurs were watching their procession pass; he dared not open his eyes to look.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • You’re … you’re a centaur!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Annie had become a goddess, a thing that was half woman and half Lawnboy, a weird female centaur.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Centaurs and men made war for this, but the drunkard first brought hurt upon himself.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I speak of champions among men of earth, who fought with champions, with wild things of the mountains, great centaurs whom they broke and overpowered.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I think you, Horace, would have known better than to stride into the forest and call a horde of angry centaurs ’filthy half-breeds.’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • In an apartment of the great temple of Denderah, some fifty years ago, there was discovered upon the granite ceiling a sculptured and painted planisphere, abounding in centaurs, griffins, and dolphins, similar to the grotesque figures on the celestial globe of the moderns.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Only the oldest of the old-timers had ever seen any of those fabulous broncs in action, but their names were as firmly embedded in the lore of the arena as are the centaurs and the Minotaur in Greek mythology.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • With its mute, menacing helmet of a face, and its hairiness, and the things like spun on the front leg-joint, perhaps it was more like a knight-in-armour on an armoured horse: or like a combination of the two, a hairy centaur-in-armour.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The rattle and clatter continue through the greater part of three days, with more or less of bell-jingling and whip-cracking, and more or less plunging of centaurs and bare-backed horses.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • On Garden I was adviser to the arcology engineers who drained Grand Fen, ending the short reign of the marsh centaurs who had ruled-and threatened Hegemony progress-there.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …trembled; he shrieked and gnashed his teeth, his red hair rose erect, his breast heaving like a bellows, his eye flashed flames, the monstrous bell neighed, panting, beneath him; and then it was no longer the great bell of NotreDame nor Quasimodo: it was a dream, a whirlwind, a tempest, dizziness mounted astride of noise; a spirit clinging to a flying crupper, a strange centaur, half man, half bell; a sort of horrible Astolphus, borne away upon a prodigious hippogriff of living bronze.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • , whose beauty was equalled only by his debauchery, and who received Leonora of Aragon in a pavilion of white and crimson silk, filled with nymphs and centaurs, and gilded a boy that he might serve at the feast as Ganymede or Hylas; Ezzelin, whose melancholy could be cured only by the spectacle of death, and who had a passion for red blood, as other men have for red wine—the son of the Fiend, as was reported, and one who had cheated his father at dice when gambling with him for his own…
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Hence those strange monsters in lace and embroidery, in silks and brocades, with vast wigs and hoops; which, under the name of lords and ladies, strut the stage, to the great delight of attorneys and their clerks in the pit, and of the citizens and their apprentices in the galleries; and which are no more to be found in real life than the centaur, the chimera, or any other creature of mere fiction.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • …being the lawyers, merchants, or masterminds their parents wanted them to be, their wives, even after fourteen years of marriage and two fine children produced and raised, are still on the search for love which can come to them only from the centaurs, sileni, satyrs, and other concupiscent incubi of the rout of Pan, either as in the second of the above-recited dreams, or as in our popular, vanilla-frosted temples of the venereal goddess, under the make-up of the latest heroes of the…
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I later thought that at that moment, unknown to all of us, some power unknown to any of us, some arbiter of violence, was studying us surreptitiously, was opening up the barracks to the outside world, and all the beasts and centaurs and clumsy leviathans of that world, monster-eyed, deadly, impassioned, and famished for a chance to make a game of us, rushed invisibly to the center of the quadrangle for a glimpse of us, the four boys secretly in love with each other.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Useless as a buck centaur in a dairy, that one.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Several magnificent centaurs step out from behind the lush ferns.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • The wisest of the centaurs continued, nevertheless, in the service of mankind.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Max gasped as faint gold threads materialized to outline a celestial centaur before silently fading.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • A pair of centaurs, those two.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • But Eugene carried the mark of the centaur for many years, though the light had to fall properly to reveal it.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
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