Latin name: Centaurus
A beast part man and part horse
The centaur has the lower body of a horse and the upper body of a human.
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Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 11, 3:37): Centaurs are fabulous animals that are part man and part horse. Some say that this idea came from the horsemen of the Thessalians, because in battle on horseback they appear to be one body, horse and man.