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I think the Chapter Heading image is better than the current one for the heading image of this article. It's too dark. Hufflepuff Half-Giant 09:55, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Male/female centaurs

JK Rowling confirmed in an interview that there are no female centaurs in the HP-verse.    Storyseeker1 (talk) 18:40, November 26, 2012 (UTC)

I vaguely recall reading that, but could you provide a source, please? -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 19:26, November 26, 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I know where you're getting this from now. The W.O.M.B.A.T. has this as a possible answer for one of its questions, however, it's also an incorrect answer. The question asks which of its possible answers is true, with two of the options being that hags eat children and that there are no female centaurs. As the former is true (see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them's introduction), the latter is not. Therefore, there are indeed female centaurs. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 19:57, November 28, 2012 (UTC)
So why has there never been an appearance of them in the books/film? Plus, JK said she wrote all the mythical beasts in her books as close as to how they're described in the original myths. Look up Centaurs in Greek myths and you'll see there's no mention of any females.    92.232.155.254 14:49, November 29, 2012 (UTC)
Just because they're absent from the series doesn't mean that they don't exist. Regardless of what she may have based them on, we can't simply draw the assumption. ProfessorTofty (talk) 15:14, November 29, 2012 (UTC)
They're not just absent from the HP series, they're absent from the entire myth itself. In fact, from what I've been able to find, as well as the actual Greek myths themselves, there's no mention of female centaurs anywhere except for the Narnia films (but Lewis never wrote about them in his books either). Centaurs were described in myth as being wild and lustful creatures, often carrying off and raping human women, including the Lapith wedding and inciting war (centauromachy). (One note about this, is if there were centaur females then why were the males forever carrying off humans?)    92.232.155.254 14:41, November 30, 2012 (UTC)

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