Nessus the Centaur Picture

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This is one of a series that will showcase different views of many of my mother's (`WDWParksGal) plastic toy collection.

Nessus the Centaur from Disney's version of Hercules. The actual mythological Nessus kidnapped Herakles' bride Deianeira. Herakles' kills him with a arrow dipped in the Hydra's blood, and as he dies, he Nessus gives Deianeira some of his blood, which he says is a love potion. Eventually she uses it by smearing it inside some of Herakles' clothes, and it eats away at his skin until he kills himself by lying down on a burning pyre. His mortality burns away and he becomes a god.

Doesn't sound much like the movie does it? Too bad in the actual story Herakles kills Megara and their children in a fit of madness. Happily ever after my ass.
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