"Remember Eurytion the famous Centaur!"

A Centaur and a Lapith fighting, metope from the south side of the Parthenon, ca.447–33 BC
Public DomainA Centaur and a Lapith fighting, metope from the south side of the Parthenon, ca.447–33 BC - Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons
A Centaur is a mythical creature with the body of a horse and the head and torso of a human. Eurytion drank too much at the wedding of the Lapith king Peirithous and Hippodameia, and attempted to rape the bride, starting a famous battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs. This battle is represented in the sculptures of the Parthenon metopes on the south side of the temple.