The Centaurus Cloth is the cloth of the Saint Babel in Saint Seiya and an unknown Saint in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas.
This Silver Cloth represents the constellation Centaurus, a half man-half horse, wild being, more often representing the centaur Pholus from Greek mythology. The mythical Kentauros, from which the constellation takes his name, was the progenitor of the centaur species, but wasn’t himself a centaur. He had been the son of Ixion, the first murderer, and Nephele, a goddess of the clouds, created by Zeus in the very image of his wife Hera. When Zeus forgave Ixion for murdering his father-in-law and brought him to Olympus, Ixion saw Hera and lusted after her. Sensing Ixion’s intent, Zeus crafted Nephele and set her before Ixion to test his guest. Ixion couldn’t control himself and slept with her; their only child of this union was Kentauros. Considered a repellent looking man, Kentauros wandered the mountains and ultimately began mating with female horses. The result was the Centaur race.
On his Fourth Labor, the hero Heracles was welcomed by Pholus, who graciously prepared a meal. However, Heracles complained he didn’t get wine, which Pholus explained he could not give the hero as the wine was shared among all the Centaurs. Heracles, unheeding, opened the wine anyway, alerting the other Centaurs, who came to Pholus’s dwelling and began rioting. Heracles began killing them with his poisoned arrows; unfortunately, he causes the death of the wise centaur Chiron by mistake. Pholus is amazed at the venom of the arrows, but accidentally pricks himself with one and dies.
Babel trained to be a Saint on Centaur Island by an unknown master. He follows the orders of the Pope, and is among the first group of Silver Saints to attack Seiya and his fellow Bronze Saints. He went to check on the fallen Lizard Misty, and ended up meeting his end during a fight to the death with Cygnus Hyoga.
In the Hades arc adaptation to anime, Babel had been resurrected by Hades and went with Lizard Misty and Whale Mozes to Siberia where Hyoga was. They tried to defeat him but were easily overpowerd by Hyoga’s chilly ice. Yet as they lay there dying among the ice, they entrusted Athena to his care.
The Centaur Saint joined on the assault of Hades’ Castle in The Lost Canvas, after first appearing at the side of Sagittarius Sisyphus. He likely died during the assault.