69 Centaur Names From Fiction And Mythology

Oluwatosin Michael
Feb 09, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Apr 21, 2022
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Be it Pheres centaurs or other centaurs of the natural world, these creatures are known as ruddy stargazers of obscure origin and have been mentioned by humans in many short stories.

As per the origin myth, they are half-human and half horse. The upper body of these creatures is human and half horse forms the lower body. In art, herds of these wild creatures have been portrayed with wizards, monsters, spirits, beasts, and elves.

Female Centaur Names

There exist female centaurs who are a group of legendary creatures that played a great role in mythology. If you are excited to know about them, check out the list below.

Phalaris (Latin origin) meaning 'genus of American and European grasses with broad leaves and dense head or spike of flowers' is one of the female centaur names which reminds us of the grassy appearance of centaurs.

Endocrine (Greek origin) meaning 'to separate or secret' is another female centaur name that makes us remember the power of centaurs.

Lagonna (Italian and Spanish origin) meaning 'a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef' is another female centaur name that you may like.

Phaeliera is a legendary creature that has a length of 7 ft (2.1 m).

Hypsessa is one among the good centaur names, a wilder and fiercer centaur who is willing to adjust to inconsistencies.

Kirastos are territorial creatures who are wild and warlike nomads.

Adrasos meaning 'a town of ancient Cilicia' is a centaur that makes us think about the place in Cilicia.

Lycian (Greek origin) meaning ‘a native or inhabitant of Lycia’ is a female centaur name.

Centaur Names 'Dungeons And Dragons' Fans Will Know

Several centaurs were known by the fans of 'Dungeons And Dragons'. If you want to know about them, go through the following list and identify how many family names you are familiar with you.

Abanasinian Centaur was the centaur of Krynn who appeared in the second edition of 'Advanced Dungeons And Dragons In Monstrous Compendium: Volume One'.

Crystalmir Centaur is another centaur of Krynn.

Desert Centaur appeared in the Monstrous Compendium Al- Qasim setting.

Endscape Centaur is one of the famous centaur names that is associated with Krynn.

Hueleneaer is a desert centaur who appeared in 'Dungeon #103'.

Sea Centaur was a character that appeared in 'Dragon #116'.

Wendle Centaur appeared as the centaur of Krynn in the Dragonlance setting in the 'Monstrous Compendium Dragonlance Appendix'.

Harry Potter Centaur Names

Centaurs play great roles in the 'Harry Potter' series. If you love to know about them, read the list below which contains the names of centaurs in the 'Harry Potter' series.

Bane was a centaur living in the Forbidden Forest Centaur colony.

Magorian was another famous centaur in the 'Harry Potter' series who is the leader of the group of centaurs living in the Forbidden Forest, and he joined in the final battle for Hogwarts.

Professor Firenze was a famous character in the 'Harry Potter' series who remained at Hogwarts as a divination teacher. In the battle of Hogwarts, Firenze fought well and got wounded but he survived and returned to the forest.

Ronan is another famous centaur who lives in the Forbidden Forest but is distrustful of humans. He speaks in a doleful tone and seems peaceful when compared to other centaurs.

A centaur statue and palace in the background

Famous Centaur Names From Mythology

Centaurs are not only special characters of fiction, but they also play an important role in mythology. The battle they fought and their existence matter in Greek mythology and other mythologies. If you are excited to hear about them, go through the following list.

Abas is one of the famous centaurs who fight against Lapiths at the wedding of Pirithous in the Greek myths.

Agrius (Greek origin) meaning 'watchful guardian', is another centaur who is famous for his repulsion by Heracles in a battle in early Greek literature.

Amphion (Greek origin) meaning 'son of Zeus', Amphion is another centaur who is famous for his attempt at wine plunder from Pholus. He was murdered by Heracles.

Amycus (Greek origin) meaning 'friendly', Amycus is the son of Ophion and is famous for his fight against Lapiths at the Pirithous wedding.

Anchius was also attacked by Heracles when he attempted to plunder the wine of Pholus.

Antimachus was killed by Caeneus when he fought against Lapiths at the Pirithous wedding.

Aphareus was another centaur who was killed by Theseus at the Pirithous wedding.

Apidas was famous as he was killed by Phoras in the battle against Lapiths at the Pirithous wedding.

Arctus (Greek origin) meaning 'guardian of the bear', Arctuswas another centaur who fought against Lapiths at the Pirithous wedding.

Areos (Greek origin) meaning 'God of stars', proves to be a great fighter on the occasion of Pirithous wedding when he fought against Lapiths.

Argius was famous as he was killed by Heracles when he attempted to plunder the wine of Pholus.

Asbolus was an augur who tried to advise his friends not to engage in a battle against Lapiths, but his attempt was in vain.

Bienor was killed by Theseus when he fought against Lapiths at the Pirithous wedding.

Bromus (Latin origin) meaning 'large genus of grasses', Bromuswas killed by Caeneus in the battle with Lapiths.

Chiron (Greek origin) meaning 'hand', Chiron is one among the famous centaurs who is known for receiving the Infant Achilles.

Chiron (Greek origin) meaning 'hand', Chiron was the most famous centaur who is known for his great wisdom. He was the tutor of Asklepios, the gods of medicine, and the heroes Hercules, Achilles, and Jason.

Chromis was killed by Pirithous in the battle against Lapithsat the Pirithous wedding.

Clanis was a centaur who was killed by Peleus when he fought against Lapiths,

Crenaeus was another centaur who was killed by Dryas in the fight with Lapiths on the occasion of the Pirithous wedding.

Doryalus was another centaur killed by Peleus when he fought against Lapiths.

Doupon was killed by Herocles when he tried to plunder the wine of Pholus.

Echeclus was killed by Ampyx.

Elatus (Greek origin) meaning 'raised or elevated', Elatus was famous because the arrows shot by Heracles against him were stuck on the knee of Chiron when Elatus attempted to plunder the wine of Pholus.

Elymus was murdered by Caeneus when he fought against Lapiths.

Eurynomous was another centaur who was famous as he was killed by Dryas.

Eurynomous was murdered by Dryas at the Pirithous wedding.

Eurytion was a centaur who behaved badly towards Hippolyte when she married Azan. 
He was murdered by Heracles.

Eurytion was killed by Heracles because he behaved badly towards Hippolyte when she participated in marriage at Pirithous’ house.

Helops fell from a precipice to the treetop, his body was impaled.

Hippotion was another unfortunate centaur who was killed by Heracles at the Pirithous wedding.

Hodites was killed when he fought against Lapiths.

Homadus tried to attack Alcyone, Perseu’s granddaughter and was killed in Arcadia.

Hylaeus was an attacker who attempted to attack Atlanta, but she shot Hylaeus.

Imbreus was also murdered by Dryas at the Pirithous wedding.

Iphinous was another unfortunate centaur who was killed by Peleus.

Isoples was murdered by Heracles when he attempted to steal the wine of Pholus.

Lycabus was murdered by Dryas on the occasion of the Pirithous wedding.

Lycidus was killed by Dryas on the occasion of the Pirithous wedding.

Lycus was murdered by Pirithous on the occasion of the Pirithous wedding.

Medon was famous as he evaded the fight against Lapiths.

Melaneus (Greek origin) meaning 'son of Appollo', Melaneus was another centaur who fled from the occasion of battle with Lapiths.

Mermerus was a weak centaur who got wounded in the battle with Lapiths.

Mimas was a good fighter who fought well against Lapiths.

Monychus was a centaur who was conquered by Nestor.

Nedymnus centaurs are confident in their abilities and are conscious of their talents.

Nessus was a black centaur who evaded on the occasion of the Pirithous wedding.

Orius was an unfortunate centaur who was killed by Heracles when he attempted to plunder the wine of Pholus.

Petraeus (Latin origin) meaning 'growing with rocks' is another centaur that reminds us of a crab species.

Phaecomes was killed by Nestor on the occasion of the Pirithous wedding.

Pyracmus (Greek origin) meaning 'Lover of thisbe', Pyracmuswas killed by Caeneus.

Rhoetus was another centaur who was murdered by Dryas.

Ripheus was murdered by Theseus.

Thaumas was famous as he fled on the occasion of the Pirithous wedding.

Thereus was murdered by Heracles.

Ureus was a good fighter who fought against Lapiths on the occasion of the Pirithous wedding.

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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