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Mythology & Beliefs: Centaurs
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Centaurs are beings that are half man and half horse; lived in mountains of Thessaly.

Centaurs in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, the centaurs (from Ancient Greek: Κένταυροι – Kéntauroi) are a composite race of creatures, part human and part horse. In early Attic and Boeotian vase- paintings, as on the kantharos (illustrated below left), they are depicted with the hindquarters of a horse attached to them; in later renderings centaurs are given the torso of a human joined at the waist to the horse's withers, where the horse's neck would be. This half-human and half-animal composition has led many writers to treat them as liminal beings, caught between the two natures, embodied in contrasted myths, both as the embodiment of untamed nature, as in their battle with the Lapiths, or conversely as teachers, like Chiron...

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