centaur

Have you ever seen a centaur at the zoo? I doubt it! It's a mythological creature that's half-man, half- horse.

Like elves, trolls, werewolves, zombies, and vampires, the centaur is a mythical creature, specifically a creature equal parts horse and man. This is a little like a mermaid, who is half-fish and half-woman. In case you were wondering, the top half is the man part. Even in the made-up world of mythology, the other way around just wouldn't work.

Definitions of centaur
  1. noun
    (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse
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    types:
    Chiron
    (Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes
    type of:
    mythical creature, mythical monster
    a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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