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  Lapith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caeneus was a well-known Lapith, originally a girl named Cænis and the favourite of Poseidon, who changed her into a man at her request and made her an invulnerable warrior.
As Greek myth became more mediated through philosophy, the battle between Lapiths and Centaurs took on aspects of the interior struggle between civilized and wild behavior, made concrete in the Lapiths' understanding of the right usage of god-given wine, which must be tempered with water and drunk not to excess.
Battles between Lapiths and Centaurs were depicted in the sculptured friezes on the Parthenon, recalling Athenian Theseus' treaty of mutual admiration with Pirithous the Lapith, leader of the Magnetes, and on Zeus' temple at Olympia (Pausanias, v.10.2).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lapithes   (718 words)

 LAPITHS, Greek Mythology Link.
The LAPITHS were a people from Thessaly said to have conquered their homeland from the Perrhaebians, who lived near the sea and near the river Peneus, pushing them far from the coast towards Mount Pindus in the times of Ixion.
In the battle that ensued, Theseus, Pirithous, and the LAPITHS defeated the CENTAURS, and drove them from Mount Pelion in Thessaly to Aethicia, which is a territory near Epirus (the Adriatic coastal region of Greece between the Ambracian Gulf and Illyria [Albania]).
Apparently, the first known king of the LAPITHS was Hypseus 1, son of Peneus (one of the RIVER GODS) and Creusa 3, a naiad daughter of Gaia.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/LAPITHS.html   (1112 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Lapiths
Lapiths, in Greek mythology, a people of Thessaly (Thessalia) in northern Greece.
They are often represented in Greek art in a battle with their...
Pirithous, in Greek mythology, king of the Lapiths and friend of Theseus of Athens.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Lapiths.html   (110 words)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs
A Greek Lapith loses in his fight with a centaur (half man, half horse) in this sculptural relief from one of the metopes of the Parthenon’s outer frieze.
Before construction of the Parthenon, metopes were left unadorned, but Athenian sculptor Phidias decorated each of the 92 metopes of the Parthenon with elaborate sculptural reliefs such as this.
The battle erupted after the centaurs drunkenly and belligerently disrupted the wedding of the Lapiths’ king Pirithous, attempting to carry off the bride and other women.
encarta.msn.com /media_701505369_761563987_-1_1/Battle_of_Lapiths_and_Centaurs.html   (133 words)

 CENTAURS, Greek Mythology Link.
The LAPITHS are a people from Thessaly, who became famous mainly because of their battle against the CENTAURS, during which they were assited by Pirithous and his friend Theseus.
Attended Pirithous' wedding, fought in the battle against the LAPITHS and was killed by Caeneus 1.
Attended Pirithous' wedding, fought in the battle against the LAPITHS and was killed by Theseus.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/CENTAURS.html   (1612 words)

 Greek Mythology: STILBE Naiad Nymph of the Lapiths of Thessaly
Greek Mythology: STILBE Naiad Nymph of the Lapiths of Thessaly
STILBE was the NAIAS NYMPHE of the spring, well or fountain of the main town (perhaps Gyrton) of the Lapithai in Thessalia.
She was loved by Apollon, and bore him Lapithes the eponymous king of the tribe.
www.theoi.com /Nymphe/NympheStilbe.html   (109 words)

 Olympia - Pathways to Ancient Myth
The west pediment depicts the battle of the Centaurs against the Lapiths.
During the feast and drinking, the centaurs got riotous and attempted to abduct the bride and the women of the Lapiths.
Peirithous, Theseus, and the Lapiths leaped to their rescue and defeated the centaurs.
www.calvin.edu /academic/clas/pathways/olympia/oalt5.htm   (148 words)

 Lapiths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some historic Greek cities bore names connected with Lapiths, and the Kypselides of Corinth claimed descent from Cæneus, while the Phylaides of Attica claimed for progenitor Koronus the Lapith http://www.hostkingdom.net/gktrib.html.
The Greek sculptors of the school of Pheidias conceived of the battle of the Lapithae and Centaurs as a struggle between mankind and mischievous monsters, and symbolical of the great conflict between the civilized Greeks and n "barbarians".
The Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs was a familiar symposium theme for the vase-painters http://members.aol.com/JWFvase2/page/cataloga1.htm#Florence%204029.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/L/Lapiths.htm   (771 words)

 Essays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The story of “The Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs”; occurs as the second of the stories told to Achilles by Nestor involving Caeneus during the Trojan War in book XII of the Metamorphoses by Ovid.
There are basically three definitive sections to the story of “The Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs:”; the introduction of characters and description of scenery; the beginning of the battle; and finally the portrayal of the battle itself.
This painting is very unique in the way that it depicts the story of “The Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs.”; The comprehensive knowledge of the Latin Text and the part of the story it depicts shows great knowledge of Ovid’s work, on the part of the artist, and whoever commissioned the work.
ns.headroyce.org /~latin45/m_ian/essays.html   (1755 words)

 Facts and Figures about the War of Lapiths and Centaurs
The war of the Lapiths and the Centaurs, was one of the favourite subjects in Greek mythology, particularly in art and literature.
Polyphemus and Mopsus were two Lapiths, who would later sailed with Peleus and the other Argonauts.
Battle of the Lapith and the Centaurs
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/lapithwar.html   (312 words)

 FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY: Michael Spafford 2001 Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Works from the Origin of Pegasus (1985), Lapiths and Centaurs (1993), Labors of Hercules (1993), Perseus with the Head of Medusa (K Variation) (1994), Leda and the Swan (1995), and Laocoon (1999) series will be the focus of this exhibition.
The Lapiths were a civilized race of people who inhabited a region in northern Thessaly.
The Centaurs were a race of creatures with the body and legs of a horse and the torso, head, and arms of a man. They lived on Mt. Pelion in Thessaly, fed on meat, and were creatures of brutal and lascivious habits.
www.sedersgallery.com /Artists/28/28_show2001.htm   (1663 words)

 Religion - Mythology: Centauromachy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Among the most well known myths related to the Centaurs is the one telling of their conflict with the Lapiths, the famous Centauromachy (battle of the Centaurs).
According to one of them, the Lapiths took part in the Argonautic Expedition, and another mentions that they took part in the hunt of the Calydonian wild boar, while older myths presented the Lapiths as divinities representing the storms.
The Lapiths ran the risk of being defeated but thanks to the help and assistance of Theseus, king of Athens and intimate friend of Peirithus, the danger was overcome.
archaeonia.com /religion/mythology/centauromachy.htm   (914 words)

 The Greek Example
In the center is the God Apollo and is flanked by the legendary conflict between the Lapiths and Centaurs.
In the ensuing battle the Lapiths overcome the centaurs.
Clearly the Lapiths are like the stern and aloof figure of Apollo who towers over the center of the composition.
employees.oneonta.edu /farberas/ARTH/ARTH200/politics/images_authority_2_greek.html   (2070 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Specifically, the story is of the Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs.
The Lapiths were a northern Greek tribe, and their King, Perithoos, invited the centaurs to his wedding feast.
There was a battle when the centaurs got drunk and tried to abduct the bride and her young women.
www.academic.marist.edu /mainzer/notes05/flashcard_frames05/quizzes05/flash05b_quiz.htm   (328 words)

 Ixion, Greek Mythology Link.
Ixion is one of the few who is still being punished in Hades, bound by Zeus to a wheel on which he is whirled through the air.
Ixion is to be counted among the LAPITHS, a people living in Thessaly, remembered for their battle against the CENTAURS, who were their kinsmen, but having made their hearts foolish with too much wine, attempted nevertheless to violate Pirithous' bride Hippodamia 4 at their wedding party.
Both CENTAURS and LAPITHS are descended from the god of the river Peneus, which is in Thessaly.
www.forumancientcoins.com /cparada/GML/Ixion.html   (853 words)


Etchings and Engravings from Fontainebleau

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100 frame of combat of lapiths and centaurs
101 frame of combat of lapiths and centaurs
102 frame of combat of lapiths and centaurs
rubens.anu.edu.au /new/france/fontainebleau/display00014.html   (48 words)

 Crome Yellow, by Aldous Huxley; Chapter XIX Page 2
He was then a young man of twenty-two, with curly yellow hair and a smooth pink face that was the mirror of his youthful and ingenuous mind.
At the time he got to know the lovely Lapiths he was waiting; he was not at all impatient.
Georgiana, the eldest, with her fl ringlets, her flashing eyes, her noble aquiline profile, her swan-like neck, and sloping shoulders, was orientally dazzling; and the twins, with their delicately turned-up noses, their blue eyes, and chestnut hair, were an identical pair of ravishingly English charmers.
www.pagebypagebooks.com /Aldous_Huxley/Crome_Yellow/Chapter_XIX_p2.html   (569 words)

 Lapiths and Centuars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Theseus punches a centaur in the face, who tries to attack back by crashing a vase on his head.
As he rushes, he tramples over a girl of the Lapiths, who has fallen.
Another centaur flees, while Perithous, to the left, has another centaur in a headlock, who holds a table to attack with.
bama.ua.edu /~ksummers/cl222/LECT14/sld018.htm   (96 words)

 The Dorians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The second version must be the earlier one, because it tallies with the mention of the alliance of the people who are represented by Herakles.
The mention of the Lapiths as enemies of the Dorians, i.e.
The eponymous heroes of the Dymanes and the Pamphyloi were believed to be the sons of Aigimios who had led the Dorians to Doris.
www.macedonia.com /english/dorians.html   (242 words)

Each of these metopes recalls the fight between the Lapiths and the Centaurs.
The Lapiths blonged to a lengendary etnic group from Thessalia; at the king Pirithoüs’s wedding party, they started a fight with the Centaurs, who, being drunk, wanted to abuse the Lapiths’wives.
Herakles got entirely rid of these legendary creatures (the centaurs), half-man, half-horse, but he lost his life as he wrapped himself with the poisoned cloak.
www.ac-orleans-tours.fr /hist-geo-grece/athenes/anglais/athens16.htm   (100 words)

 MythNET - Lapiths and Centaurs
The pivotal event in the history of the Centaurs was their war with the Lapiths.
King Peirithous of the Lapiths inherited part of Thessaly from his father Ixion.
In the resulting battle the Centaurs were defeated and driven from the area.
www.classicsunveiled.com /mythnet/html/pics16.html   (96 words)

 point of reception   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This work depicts the actual battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths after the centaur Eurytus seizes the fair bride Hippodame.
A woman, who appears to be Hippodame, is in the background being carried off by the centaur with a man running after them.
Metopes: from the South Side: Battles of Lapiths and Centaurs.
ns.headroyce.org /~latin45/a_lisa/cultureessay.html   (473 words)

 The Fight between the Lapiths and the Centaurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Furniture was often made to celebrate marriage; the subject would have been regarded as entertaining for such a purpose.
It is from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' (XII, 210ff.) and shows drunken centaurs disrupting the wedding feast of the king of the Lapiths, one of them seizing the bride by her hair (right foreground).
Among many grotesque and lewd incidents is the lyrical episode of the centaur Hylonome kissing her lover Cyllarus as he dies from a javelin wound.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk /cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=ng4890   (107 words)

 Genealogy: Lapith House of Thessaly
His wedding was famous, because of the battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs.
As to the family tree below, show a different Lapith family, but this family was just as famous as the royal family, because many Lapith heroes had come from this line.
The Lapith chieftain Elatus was the father of several heroes, such as girl turned into a man, Caeneus.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/family18.html   (448 words)

 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean blog: Bandits and their wild banquets: Lapiths and Centaurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They ate and drank in utter disorder, swallowing meat by the heap, bread by the stack, and cups by the legion.
According to Greek mythology, the wedding celebration of Peirithous, a Lapith, ended in utter violence between the two peoples due to the drunken behaviour of a Centaur (cf.
The brigands in Apuleius' novel have “principles,” by the way, which are manifest in their (foiled) plan to punish the girl and the ass in the most humiliating manner: by having the living girl sewn inside the executed animal and leaving them both in the hot sun for dogs and vultures to devour.
www.philipharland.com /Blog/2005/09/bandits-and-their-wild-banquets.html   (496 words)

 Greek Mythology: CENTAURI / KENTAUROI THESSALIOI Centaurs of Magnesia in Thessaly w/ Pictures
The tribe was spawned by the Cloud-Nymphe Nephele after she was raped by the impious King Ixion of the Lapiths.
The Kentauroi, however, becoming drunken assaulted the female guests and lay with them by violence, whereupon both Theseus and the Lapithes, incensed by such a display of lawlessness, slew not a few of them and drove the rest out of the city.
Because of this the Kentauroi gathered all their forces, made a campaign against the Lapithes, and slew many of them, the survivors fleeing into Mt Pholoe in Arkadia and ultimately escaping from there to Cape Malea, where they made their home.
www.theoi.com /Georgikos/KentauroiThessalioi.html   (5960 words)

 Some Ancient Images of Hercules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This exterior elevation shows sculpture in the pediment of the temple (the pediment area is shaded in blue).
In the pediment of the Temple of Zeus, greeting those arriving at Olympia, is this sculpted story of the lapiths and the centaurs being subdued by Apollo (or Theseus).
The centaurs have broken the rules of hospitality by fighting with the Lapiths at a wedding, and raping the bride and her attendants.
webpub.alleg.edu /employee/a/acarr/fs/ancient.html   (241 words)

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