Creatures who have the upper body of a man and the lower body of a horse.
The so-called Centaurs are a number of minor celestial bodies whose orbits run between inner and outer planets in our solar system. Mythologically, the centaurs were half-man and half-horse, and these planet-like objects in our solar system are named after them. The first of these to be discovered was Chiron, in 1977. Since then, other similar bodies have been discovered and these bodies were named after mythological Centaurs, and thus have become collectively known as "the Centaurs." Most of these Centaurs are large and composed primarily of ice, making them technically classified as comets, but they do not come close to the Sun like comets usually do. Pronounced: SEN-tore. See also: Chiron (in glossary) and article on Chiron and article on Chiron mythology.
half-human, half-horse, these jive-talking beatniks guard the Forsaken Forest. They won't hassle you as long as youíre cool, Jim.
Mythological wild creatures that were half man half horse. They lived in the Mountains of Pelion and Orsa of Thessaly.
These are a type of icy planetoid that were named after the mythical race of centaurs. These planetoids orbit the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune, and cross the orbits of the gas giant planets.
In Greek myth, a race of half-men, half-horses.
Ronan, Bane, Firenze are star gazers, half man, half horse.
A recently-discovered class of icy, comet-like planetoids that orbit the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune. The most astrologically significant is Chiron, but others are considered by some modern astrologers to be important.
A centaur in the Artemis Fowl book series by Eoin Colfer is a half-man and half-horse creature (with a horse body and chest and head of a man). An example of one is Foaly.