The centaur is one of the most well known creatures.
The half man (chest and head), half horse (torso and legs) creatures are often depicted as violent and
An example of a centaur is Chiron, a mythical creature, who was a wise centaur with a lot of knowledge
about music, medicine and archery. He was the teacher of
Jason, Hercules, and Achilles. Chiron was very wise and kind
but he died when Hercules accidentally hit him with a poison
arrow. This is from the Greek myth about Hercules.
The idea of a centaur might have came from the Thessalians, who
were among the first tribes to fight on horseback.