mythological creature of a combination of a man and a horse

A centaur is a creature in Greek mythology. It has the upper body of a human, but below the waist it has the body of a horse. There are also female centaurs. Centaurs lived in far away places, including Thessaly and Cyprus. They were wild, like wild horses.

The young centaur at the Capitolini Museum

Famous centaurs are Chiron and Nessus.

Female centaurs flanking Venus (Mosaic from Roman Tunisia, 2nd century AD)