Popularized in Greek mythology, the half-human and half-horse (or half-beast) ideal has existed since ancient times. Greek legend places the centaur as the male version and centaurides as the female versions.

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The Centaur Compendium
Theorized anatomy, traditional summary in mythology and influence on society.
Wikipedia: Centaur
Encyclopedic entry relating to their mythology, art, origins and modern references.
The Origins of Centaurs
Blog article and user comments with references to appearances around 900 BCE and 4th century B.C. (May 13, 2005)
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