Centaurs Were Real

A South Carolina resident says he had a close encounter with a mythical creature, and has the cell-phone video to prove it.

DeAnte Waters told WHNS Fox 21 that he was about to cross the street with his dog when he spotted the legendary beast lurking across the road.

The blurry video starts with Waters saying “Oh God, oh God,” then “No, no!” after the dog gets loose from its leash to run towards a large, four-legged figure moving in the shadows.

Strangely, the creature is seen not walking along the road but through waist-tall bushes. After being spotted, it gallops away at a pretty good clip before disappearing into the woods.

Waters says at first he thought he was seeing a man riding a horse, but then realized the horse wore no saddle, and the man attached to the horse had no legs.

"I quickly realized it was not a horse, but a centaur," Waters told our newsroom.

To most, centaurs are just a myth, folklore taught in classical education, or, at worst, the province of sideshows, hoaxers and charlatans. Georgia resident Anne Marie Wade has never been troubled by the doubts of others. "I just always believed," says Wade, 77, a tutor from Madison. "It's like your belief in God; it's just there. That's how I am with centaurs. I choose to believe in them until I'm shown differently." Wade suggests every time archaeologists find a centaur in the fossil record, the so-called experts assume it's just an incomplete set of human remains buried next to the skeleton of their horse.

Satyrs and centaurs are essentially the same being, distinguished only by the stories in which they appear; satyrs adventures are consistently trivial & vulgar in comparison to the heroic exploits of the centaur. This powerfully sexual sign combines a male human torso with an equine body as personified in the child sired by Ixion on a phantom of Hera, created by Zeus. This Centaurus, as he was named, sired progeny in his turn, but through illicit congress with mares, producing the monstrous combination we've come to identify as centaurs. In an extended study, Georges Dumezil discusses them in context of comparative mythology & sees their origin in religious celebrations of winter solstice involving figures of the horse. Clebert believes that cultures using the figure of the centaur understood that the being disposed of two phalluses: one human, with which to penetrate human men & women kidnapped by them, the other a stallion's sex, for the violation of other centaurs or centauresses. Perhaps it is this 'genital power' that gives the centaurs their highly erotic, sexual charge, see:

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