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  Centaur - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft
Five clans of centaur in Kalimdor are the bastard offspring of Zaetar, a keeper of the grove and the eldest son of the demigod Cenarius, and the earth elemental princess Theradras.
Clans of centaur dwell in the forests and Blasted Lands of the Eastern Kingdoms.
Centaur appear as a creature with a horse body and legs with a humanoid torso, arms and head extending from the front part of where a horse neck and head would normally be placed.
www.wowwiki.com /Centaur   (2012 words)

 NASA - Centaur: America's Workhorse in Space
Centaur was not to be just another booster, but the rocket by which NASA would conduct extensive Earth orbit missions, lunar investigations and planetary studies.
Aside from military satellite missions assigned to Centaur, which were to be considerable, NASA planned to launch one operational Centaur every month for a period extending well into the 1970's and beyond.
Centaur's first mission objective was to send the unmanned Surveyor spacecraft to the Moon.
www.nasa.gov /centers/glenn/about/history/centaur.html   (2332 words)

  The Centaur Excavations at Volos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The centaur (made from the tea stained bones of a pony and a deteriorating human skeleton) was originally constructed by Bill Willers, a Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh who is also an artist.
For Al Burstein, (former) chair of the UTK University Studies Program and a primary supporter of the project, the centaur underscores a key heuristic issue; that the experience of having a deeply held belief disconfirmed (as in the hoax dehoaxed) is critical to self-conscience epistemology and thus the educational process.
In addition, the centaur could become the basis for fraternal rites of passage, a central motif in homecoming parades and the inspiration for a catalogue on the mytho-poetics of science.
web.utk.edu /~blyons/centaur.html   (2741 words)

  Centaur: Half Man Horse Myth, Centaurs, Mythilogical Creature, Centaur :Mythical Realm
Centaurs, according to Greek mythology, were said to be the offspring of Ixion, son of Ares, and a cloud.
Cheiron (or Chiron) was a Centaur, half man and half horse, and the son of the Titan Cronos.
Botticelli painted the Pallas and the Centaur for Lorenzo dei Medici (son of Pierfrancesco), perhaps intended as the third and concluding work of the trilogy begun by the Primavera and the Birth of Venus.
www.mythicalrealm.com /creatures/centaurs.html   (638 words)

  Centaur (rocket stage) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Centaur, named after the centaurs of Greek mythology, was the brain child of Karel J. "Charlie" Bossart (the man behind the Atlas ICBM) and Dr. Krafft A. Ehriche, both Convair employees.
In the late 1950's and early 1960's Centaur was proposed as a high energy upper stage for the Saturn I, Saturn IB and Saturn V rockets.
As of 2006, Centaur is used as the upper stage of the Atlas V EELV rocket, the successor of the Atlas-Centuar configuration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centaur_(rocket_stage)   (389 words)

 Centaur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The depiction of centaurs on painted vases changed after the Archaic period: from the sixth century BCE onwards, centaurs were depicted with a horse's body and a human torso joined at the waist to the horse's withers where the horse's neck would be.
Alternatively, the centaurs were the offspring of Kentauros (the son of Ixion and Nephele) and some Magnesian mares or of Apollo and Hebe.
The Centaurs are best known for their fight with the Lapithae, caused by their attempt to carry off Hippodamia (a "horse" woman herself) on the day of her marriage to Pirithous, king of the Lapithae, himself the son of Ixion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centaur   (1061 words)

The orbits of the centaurs are dynamically unstable due to interactions with the giant planets, so they must be objects in transition from a large, outer reservoir of small bodies, believed to be the Kuiper belt, to potentially active, comet-like inner solar system objects.
Classification of centaurs is often difficult and there is clearly a continuum of types that includes centaurs, comets, asteroids, Kuiper belt objects, and other entities such as cubewanos and Scattered Disk objects.
Pholus, which orbits from Saturn to past Neptune, is a member of a subgroup known as red centaurs, remarkable for their surface coloration, which is believed to be due to a coating of organic materials.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/C/Centaur.html   (346 words)

 ChristStory Centaur Page
The more numerous and unruly centaurs are those born of the union of Ixion, King of the Lapithae, and a cloud which Zeus disguised as his own wife, Hera, whom Ixion had bragged of having relations with.
During the Battle of the Lapithae and the Centaurs, Chiron fought for the Lapithae and was accidentally wounded by one of Hercules' poisoned arrows.
Centaurs may be seen in pictures of St. Anthony Abbot who met both a centaur and a satyr when searching for St. Paul the Hermit in the desert.
ww2.netnitco.net /users/legend01/centaur.htm   (696 words)

 Centaur Records - Centaur Records - Classical Record Label
Founded in 1976, Centaur Records is one of the oldest continuously operating classical labels in the United States.
Centaur releases recordings of all types of classical music, ranging from early music to recordings of contemporary works.
Centaur strives to release recordings of interesting music that are first-rate from both musical and sonic standpoints.
www.centaurrecords.com   (119 words)

 Segway | Concept Centaur
Concept Centaur combines proprietary dynamic stabilization technology with advanced propulsion and suspension systems, and an intuitive user interface to create a unique four-wheel device that is easily controllable on two or four wheels.
Pop a wheelie: The Centaur uses dynamic stabilization technology to limit and/or maintain the angle at which the rider experiences the device.
In addition, the Centaur uses regenerative braking, which means the batteries are recharged during deceleration and hill descents.
www.segway.com /products/centaur   (889 words)

 Parasol Records : Labels : Martians Go Home : Centaur : In Streams
Centaur began when Talbott, who had been writing songs independent of Hum, asked drummer and long-time friend Jim Kelly to play in the band.
After two years of performing occasionally and with no recorded material to speak of, Centaur was finally able to coordinate their schedules in December 2001, go into the studio and put some material to tape.
After several trips to Cleversley’s Playground Studios in Chicago, Centaur found themselves surrounded by a smorgasbord of instruments and began to realize a new vision for their debut, In Streams, as it strayed away from their live sound and became a sonic road map of grand proportions.
www.parasol.com /labels/martiansgohome/mgh003.asp   (911 words)

 CENTAURS, Greek Mythology Link.
The CENTAURS were creatures living in the mountains of Thessaly that had the upper part of a human being and the lower part of a horse.
This slaughter was a hindrance to Heracles 1 when he wished to be initiated at Eleusis, and he could not be initiated before he was cleansed of the slaughter by Eumolpus, a son of Poseidon who was thrown into the sea by his mother, Chione 1, and brought up by Benthesicyme.
This Centaur tried to rape Atalanta but was shot by her (same thing happened to Rhoecus).
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/CENTAURS.html   (1612 words)

 Centaur Strategy
Centaur’s strategy is to establish and market high quality weekly publications focused on distinct business communities, attracting a committed base of readers and advertisers.
Centaur builds on this established reader and advertiser base by adding monthly magazines and directories and organising exhibitions, awards and conferences.
Centaur’s strategy is principally one of organic growth.
www.centaur.co.uk /about/strategy.aspx   (608 words)

 The Centaur Compendium   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The hypothesis that the centaur represents a terrified tribal reinterpretation of a horse and rider is probably without merit.
Other centaurs did not fare so well in myth: Nessus was killed by Hercules for trying to rape (variously) his wife or a woman under his charge, and other centaurs were renowned for their weakness for drink.
The centaur was also used by some writers to symbolize man's dual nature as an intellectual creature (the human half) which was also an physical animal (the horse half).
www-static.cc.gatech.edu /aimosaic/students/centaur/compendium/history.html   (342 words)

 Sinking of the hospital ship "Centaur" by Japanese submarine I-177 on 14 May 1943 off the Queensland coast ...
The carrying of rifles by the AASC soldiers was in accordance with Article 8 of the "Convention for the Adaptation of the Principles of the Geneva Convention to Maritime Warfare" which allowed for the carrying of arms "for the maintenance of order and defence of the wounded and sick".
The wreck reported by Don Dennis as the Centaur is believed to be the SS Kyogle, a ship which was used by the RAAF for target practice in the 1950's.
I was advised by a local diver that the RAN had located the wreck of the Centaur in 1,500 metres of water off Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island using side scan sonar.
home.st.net.au /~dunn/ozatwar/centaur.htm   (1717 words)

The centaurs of Greek mythology are creatures that are part human and part horse.
Centaurs are the followers of the wine god Dionysus and are well known for drunkenness and carrying off helpless young maidens.
An exception was the kind and wise centaur Chiron, the teacher of the Greek heroes Jason and Achilles.
www.pantheon.org /mythica/articles/c/centaurs.html   (178 words)

 A Centaur Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Due to the similarity of the hoof, the process of shooing a centaur is almost identical.
Cheiron was supposedly the son of the titan Kronos (Zeus' father) and Phillyra (an oceanid, or sea nymph), not a scion of the centaur race.
A centaur said to have attempted to abduct and / or rape the last wife of Herakles and been slain by him.
members.aol.com /earlwerks/glossary.htm   (1513 words)

 Segway in Canada - Centaur
Concept Centaur combines proprietary dynamic stabilization technology with advanced propulsion and suspension systems, and an intuitive user interface to create a unique four-wheel device that is easily controllable on two or four wheels.
Thumbs forward: The Centaur's forward and backward propulsion is easily controlled by pushing a thumb throttle located on the underside of the right-hand handlebar.
A profile X-shape: The profile of the Centaur creates an "X." Right after the Centaur was crowned a prince by the engineers, they quickly pulled in Segway's industrial design team to integrate their vision into the product's form and function.
www.mysegway.ca /products/centaur.php   (823 words)

 Centaur Music
Centaur Music is now releasing new singles from Donna Summer, Elton John, Kristine W & Bruce Roberts, Nanci Griffith, Lonnie Gordon, Pat Hodges and more.
Centaur Music has also become the premier producer of benefit/charity albums.
Centaur is proud to have obtained the soundtrack rights to the upcoming motion picture 'CIRCUIT'.
www.centaurmusic.com /divisions.asp   (356 words)

 Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: centaurs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The centaurs were descendants of Centaurus, a son of the music god Apollo.
Most centaurs were governed by the bestial half of their double nature.
Chiron was not an ordinary centaur, having ended up with his horsely half by virtue of his father, the god Cronus, taking the form of a horse when Chiron was conceived.
www.mythweb.com /encyc/entries/centaurs.html   (279 words)

 Centaur   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In these myths, the centaurs were a race of creatures that were half man and half horse.
Aside from Chiron and to a lesser degree Pholos, the centaur population as a whole was associated with drunkenness and physical, especially sexual, violence.
In fact, the centaur is the only of the fancied monsters of this time to be given any good traits.
webhome.idirect.com /~donlong/monsters/Html/Centaur.htm   (261 words)

 Centaur Asset Management - Disclaimer
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 Centaur: aversion.com interview
Centaur's Matt Talbott is a guy who likes to make music.
You'd be pretty hard-pressed to prove that Centaur's practice space is underutilized, however, as In Streams sports the kind of quality songwriting that put Hum on the map so many years ago.
Of course, with the low profile Centaur's kept, it'll be quite a while before the court of public opinion can truly hear the case of In Streams.
www.aversion.com /bands/interviews.cfm?f_id=182   (1437 words)

 Centaur - Wikimedia Commons
en: In Greek mythology, the centaurs (Greek: Κένταυροι) are a race part human and part horse, with a horse's body and a human head and torso.
Centaur and a Lapith fighting, relief from the Parthenon
Centaur raping a Lapith woman, relief from the Parthenon
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Centaur   (126 words)

 Concept Centaur - The Imp Site
The Centaur was built by Concept Cars Ltd. in Northampton from 1973 on.
It is said that the Durango 95 of 'A Clockwork Orange' (Stanley Kubrick, 1971) is an Imp-engined kit-car, perhaps a Centaur.
The Centaur Mk2 of 1978, a 2+2 version, was developed, but the project passed to Mirage as the Pulsar.
www.imps4ever.info /specials/centaur   (855 words)

 Metro Times Detroit - Restaurant Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The third-floor smoking area is dominated by a wall-length mural of a centaur abducting young virgins.
Harrington is responding to the martini craze — or, to be accurate, the vodka martini craze.
Harrington’s trying to lure downtown business types who want a sophisticated setting for their after-work nip, and he’s pleased that patrons are a disparate lot, both in age and ethnicity.
www.metrotimes.com /guide/restaurants/review.asp?id=9597   (715 words)

 Download Centaur Font Family - Linotype.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Centaur™ is probably the best known re-creation of the roman type cut by Nicolas Jenson in the fifteenth century.
It was named Centaur after the title of the first book designed by Rogers using the type: "The Centaur" by Maurice de Guérin, published in 1915.
The Centaur™ Font Family is part of the Monotype Originals.
www.linotype.com /232/centaur-family.html   (625 words)

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