As the word “machy” means struggle or combat, the word Centauromachy is used instead  to designate  the physical encounters of Centaurs with other mythical beings, such as Theses and the Amazons.

Como o vocábulo maquia significa luta ou combate, usa-se a palavra Centauromaquia para designar os recontros físicos dos Centauros com outros seres míticos, como Teseu e as Amazonas.

Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734)-'battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs'-oil on canvas-ca 1715   Private collection

Painter of Louvre Centauromachy (5th century)-'Centauromachy'-attic-(red-figure)-column krater-(450-440 BC)   Paris-Musée du Louvre (G 367)

Attr. Foundry painter (5th century)-'Theseus and Centaurs'-attic-(red-figure)-cup-(500-480 BC)   München-Antikensammlungen (Munich 2640)

Attr. Kleophrades painter (5th century)-'Centauromachy, defeat of Kaineus'-attic-(red-figure)-stamnos-(490-480 BC)   Paris-Musée du Louvre (G 55)

Unknown (2th AD)-'Centauromachy (a Centaur woman killed by a tiger; a Centaur is attacking with a rock the tiger; on the left side a leopard watching a scene)'-mosaic-(118-138 AD)   Tivoli-Villa Adriana (Hadrian villa)

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