Centaurs are in Greek mythology. Centaurs are Half Human and Half Horse
In Greek Mythology, the centaurs are race of creatures composed of part human and part horse. In early Attic and Boeotian vase-paintings, as on the kantharos illustrad 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 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. The centaurs were usually said to have been born of Lxion and Nephele (the Cloud made in the image of Hera). Another version, however, makes them children of ac certain Centaurs, Who mated with the Magnesian mares. This Centaurus was either himself the son of lxion and Nephele (inserting an additional generation) or of Apollo and Stilbe, daughter of the river god Peneus. In the later version of the story his twin brother was Lapithus, ancestors of the Lapiths, thus making the two warring people’s couins.
Centaurs were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, Mount Phol in Arcadia and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia.
Centaurs continued to figure in literary forms of Roman Mythology