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Questions tagged [centaur]

For questions about hexapodal half human/half horse (deer, goat, etc) creatures and details of their lifestyle.

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How long would it take for a centaur's broken leg to heal?

My fantasy world is medievalesque in technology. While healing magic exists, most centaurs do not have realistic access to it. Centaurs are your archetypal human torso, horse body. How long would it ...
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What animals would a sedentary centaur civilization domesticate?

The first in a series of questions on building a realistic sedentary centaur culture. From what I have encountered, centaur civilizations are usually modeled on (semi)nomadic cultures from the ...
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What kind of animal could a centaur ride, and how?

Let's be using your typical centaur: half man, half horse. Due to the nature of their legs, they can't ride animals in the way that humans do. Horse legs just aren't really made to do that. My ...
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How strong is a centaur's upper half?

I know I won't be able to get a solid answer and I could always just change this detail depending on the setting etc., but in a realistic scenario, I have no idea if they'd be significantly stronger ...
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Genetically created centaur for combat purposes

Edit: In an attempt to not make a gigantic wall of text, I ended up cutting important information from the question. I have re-elaborated the question for better understanding of the setting. Sorry ...
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Draconic Centaurs

And you thought I was finally done with centaur questions. I have a centaur race called the Draconitaurs. They're essentially centaurs, but with western dragons instead of horses. The dragon tropes ...
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What would centaur chairs look like?

How would a chair be built for centaurs? Not a couch, not a chaise, but a simple, ordinary chair. It needs to support the back of their human torso and it needs to give them space to fit the horse ...
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How would crutches and walkers for centaurs work?

In the world I'm constructing, I have equine centaurs. I was going over my research and my notes for centaurs, and I realized that most horses are put down when they break a leg. Now, these centaurs ...
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Centaur Accessories

What kind of bags and jewellery could be worn on the horse part of a centaur? Keep in mind that their clothing is similar in style to horse barding and the centaurs need to be able to put them on ...
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What would a city that houses humanoids, centaurs, and merfolk look like?

In the world I'm currently working on, there are several species of sentient creatures: humans, elves, dwarves, merfolk, centaurs, and avians (winged humanoids). I need to figure out how I could have ...
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biologically speaking, what would a centaur and human hybrid be like? [closed]

essentially, i need to know what would happen if a centaur and a human were to have a child. what the child would look like, what their internal anatomy would be like, etc. currently, my idea is that ...
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Centaurs in an Urban Fantasy [closed]

Okay trying to make this as narrow as possible. I hope. I have world where magic has returned in modern times. It came back in 2010 but the story takes place in 2018. In this word some people have ...
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Would centaurs shoot more accurately than a cavalryman from horseback?

The question is fairly simple. If a Mongol and a Centaur ride by and shoot at you, who has the better chance of giving an arrow a new home in your gizzard? That is, given equal skill in shooting, ...
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Could you strap shotguns to the back of a centaur to be fired during a charge?

Thinking about the possibilities a centaur has over traditional cavalry, I was considering the fact they can be cavalry without a rider. Therefore, their backs would be free to mount something else. I ...
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Would centaurs HAVE to cook meat? [duplicate]

The way I depict centaurs are like very wild people like Tarzan - living in the wild with no clothes equipment, hunting with their hands and hooves. I'm wondering though if a centaur could eat raw ...
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How Could a Human beat a Centaur in a Fight?

I write centaurs as wild barbarians that love fighting - especially with weakling, little humans. So let's say our centaur and hero are fighting in an open, little, dirt circle in the middle of the a ...
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Anatomically Correct Centaur [duplicate]

I am honestly surprised no one's done this one yet. The centaur is a creature from Greek myth with the head, arms, and torso of a human replacing the neck and head of a horse. Standard Anatomically ...
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Who would win a fight pegasus v. centaur v. unicorn? [closed]

Let's say we have a standard definition (as much as possible) of each of these horse based species. They are pretty similar and each of them has its own powers. I am curious who would win a fight. ...
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The Centaur--Let's Get Real, Shall We?

Undoubtedly, one of mythology's most iconic creatures is the centaur, a human being with his or her waist glued to the torso of a horse. For this post, we are avoiding the question of how ...
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Feasibility of Centaur Hussars

Would centaur cavalry be able to hold their own in an early 1800s setting? What kind of advantages and disadvantages would they have over the regular man-on-a-horse cavalry? What kind of niche would ...
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What would pants that cover all four legs of a centaur look like?

Centaurs are amongst us in modern-day society, but for the sake of decency they wear pants when in public. Whether or not a person, whether they are horse from the waist down or not, does so in ...
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Is a Centaur biologically possible [duplicate]

Would a centaur be able to balance with the upper body of a man in place of the horse head? Would it be able to survive with just a human heart or would it be better with a horse heart? How about ...
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Anatomically Correct: 4-legged sapient creatures (“centaurs” etc.)

This is a part of the Anatomically Correct series. If a magic-free fantasy/SF world were to have naturally evolved hexapods as humanoid as possible, living among bipedal humanoids, how would they ...
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What should centaur dwellings look like?

Centaurs are horse-human hybrids. Because they have human elements, we can assume that they have intelligence, culture, and a desire for a comfortable life. A stable that would be good enough for a ...
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Preventing centaurs from invading China

During the Ming dynasty, China was frequently attacked by centaurs from north. In order to ward off the invaders, the emperor of China wanted to build a long stretch of barrier along the mountain ...
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Is there any reason centaurs can't fit their own horseshoes?

Since the invention of hard road surfaces, a centaur would need to wear metal shoes like any other horse-like creature. Can you see any barrier to a suitably qualified centaur (a) being a ...
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Ideal Centaurs: A Torso and Four Legs

Centaurs. Half human, half equine. The idea's been bouncing around in my head for the past hour, so I'm going to ask it here: Would a centaur structurally make more sense if the torso was at the ...
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Would a centaur eat meat?

Would a centaur eat meat? Humans do (usually) eat meat, but horses are vegetarians. Would they be omnivores, carnivores, or herbivores?
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Do centaurs suckle from horse nipples or human nipples?

This has been puzzling me, because if the human half needs human nutrients, then suckling from the human nipples makes sense. But the horse half needs different nutrients, so which set of nipples ...
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Centaur anatomy help

If a centaur were to have one set of organs, how would they be placed and what sizes would they be? What limits would there be on the centaur's body?
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Would a centaur-like race favor asymmetric bows?

A race in my WIP has a humanoid torso and a quadrupedal lower body. I like the look of the Japaneses Bow and I was thinking of having it be developed by the centaur-like race. It is theories that the ...
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How do centaurs get enough oxygen to run

This is a partner question to How do centaurs get enough calories to live? Centaurs are a common mythological figure, with the body of a man where a horses head would be. They usually exist in ...
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How do centaurs get enough calories to live?

This is a partner question to How do centaurs get enough oxygen to run Centaurs are a common mythological figure, with the body of a man where a horses head would be. They usual exist in a fantasy ...
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What event could leave an ancient forest so burned it's impassable to humans and cause Centaurs and Humans to work together?

One of the borders of my map is a forest that was burned so badly and for such a great distance that it is currently impassable for humans. There is a once-great city on the edge of the burned forest ...