Creatures of myth first described by the ancient Greeks, having the body of a horse with four legs, but also the upper body of a man where the horse's neck would be.

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Does 'Mars Is Bright Tonight' Have a Specific Meaning?

What does the centaurs Ronan and Bane's statement of "Mars is bright tonight" mean? Ronan sighed. He flung back his head and stared at the sky. ‘Mars is bright tonight.’ Philosopher's Stone - ...
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What was the origin of the idea that Centaur race hold some divining/astrological ability?

Was the idea that Centaurs as a race have some special divination/prediction abilities a JKR invention, or did the idea appear elsewhere before (books, or original myths?). I am specifically ...
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Was there any example of Centaurs legitimately divinating some true information?

In Harry Potter, Centaurs let it be known that they are superior at divination (compared to humans). Aside from their own boasting, or a circumstancial evidence of Dumbledore allowing Firenze to ...
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What happened to Umbridge when she was carried into the forest by the centaurs?

When Dolores Umbridge is carried off by the centaurs in the Order of the Phoenix and returns later, the reader is left with the task of piecing together what exactly happened while she was out there. ...