Freitag, September 22, 2006

ACHILLES AND THE CENTAUR CHIRON


In the ancient world the sons of very prosperous families have got special teachers, called "centaurs". One of the most famous centaurs has been Chiron, the expert educator of Achilles.

How do Centaurs differ from usual teachers?

Well, a centaur is a mythological creature. Its head, arms, and chest are those of a human and the rest of its body, including four legs, hindquarters, and a tail is like that of a horse, as you can see on the picture :-)

11 Comments:

Blogger RIC said...

... Definitely! So much better now! You know, I may have lived another life in Ancient Greece... What about the painting, Hans? Was kannst Du mir heute beibringen? Ich bedanke mich bei Dir recht herzlich im voraus... :-)

12:55 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
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:-)Sorry, Ricardo, there is nothing of importance I could tell about the painting ... I only found it in the net as a visible introduction to the next funny story of a contemporary Centaur ... I'll put it on my blog tomorrow :-)

1:10 nachm.  
Blogger Will said...

I always loved centaurs. As a boy, even before I knew I was gay, there was a powerful sexual allure, a kind of hyper-masculinity about the torso and head of a man combined with the strength, speed and power of a stallion.

I wondered where the penis was--hanging with splendid visibility where it would be on a man (but therefore growing out of the muscular chest of the horse) or back and somewhat hidden where the horse would normally have it? The one thing of which I was certain was that this creature was super-male and I was seriously turned on.

2:34 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Will:
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What a wonderful characterization of a Centaur, Will! I had the same feelings when I was a boy and I think that a lot of boys felt and will feel in the same way when they saw or will see the
illustration or the sculpture of a centaur!

7:16 nachm.  
Blogger The Persian said...

Very informative & interesting post Hans, I guess thinking back I felt that way (about centaurs) myself.

Have a great weekend!

7:46 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to The Persian:
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That's really interesting, Jim! I should like to know if all the gay or bisexual men have had once a similar experience with the centaurs !?

9:25 nachm.  
Blogger RIC said...

Once again, it seems I belong to another minority: I've never seen, felt or thought of the Centaur as a sexual being that might attrack me. Have no idea why not...

10:00 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
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Thinking back, do you remember if there was another male protagonist of an artwork, who could have inflamed your kiddy fancy in a certain presage form of sexuality ? ? ?

1:09 vorm.  
Blogger RIC said...

... You're pulling my leg, aren't you, Hans?... All those question-marks mean something, don't they? Okay, all's well, I don't mind, you may joke as you please...
I remember watching in a book some photos of Greek sculptures, and I did get «inflamed» beyond your wildest imagination!
There! Are you happy now??? (lol!)

11:10 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
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Hahaha! OK! OK! Did you then ....?
Hahaha!

11:54 nachm.  
Blogger RIC said...

Yes, oh yes! That very evening! By then I was already used to my private «inner cinema», which has allowed me my all life trough to watch my own movies which no director on earth has ever dreamt of.
... And I've always felt quite well and quite happy about it. Catholicism just couldn't do anything whatsoever on this field: I am far too stubborn! What I want is usually what I get (when I don't lose, of course...) (lol!)

3:53 vorm.  

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