“A lot of people complain that Hercules isn’t faithful to Greek mythology. Now, I’m not saying they’re wrong, but it makes me feel like they’re unaware that Disney HAS been faithful to Greek mythology before. Doesn’t anyone remember the Beethoven segment of Fantasia? For the most part, it was spot on! Hopefully Greek mythology fans will find solace in that segment.”
Mythological centaurs were ravenous rapists, always male, and carried off screaming women from their weddings. One of them tried to rape Hercules’s (second) wife and had his blood used as poison to eventually kill Hercules. There was one centaur of note, Chiron, who was not evil and rapacious, but he is always presented as the exception, not the rule.
Plus, no female centaurs in Greek mythology. None that I’ve heard of, and I’ve read a fair amount. I will be happy to be corrected with sources, but I’ve yet to encounter any in 20+ years of learning.
Not to mention that Dionysus in the segment looks nothing like how the Greeks pictured him. Dionysus was pretty one of his titles was womanly. There was actually a lot not correct in that sequence.