TIL the origin story for centaurs in greek mythology explains they were born because a deformed guy called centaurus(whose father got him by having sex with a cloud nymph faking as hera) had mated with magnesian mares.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaurus_(Greek_mythology)

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  1. Also, the fact that the half-man, half-horse *centaur* and the half-man, half-bull *minotaur* have a common suffix (taur) is a coincidence.

    Centaur either means “piercing bull” or “bull slayer” and is reputedly in reference to their skill as archers; Minotaur means “Minos’s bull,” in reference to King Minos of Crete, who ordered the construction of the labyrinth which housed the Minotaur.

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