Beast

Onocentaur


Latin name: Onocentaurus
Other names: Onoscentaurus, Honocentauris, Monocentaurus

A beast with the upper body of a man and the lower body of an ass

General Attributes

The onocentaur has the upper body of a man and the lower body of an onager (wild ass). The upper part is rational; the lower part is exceedingly wild.

See also the centaur.

Allegory/Moral

The onocentaur is a symbol of male lust. The two-part nature of the beast symbolizes the hypocrite who speaks of doing good but actually does evil; Philippe de Thaon says that man is rightly called man when he is truthful, but an ass when he does evil.