Creatures in classical mythology who were half-human and half-horse.
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Just like mythological centaurs are half human and half horse, astronomical centaurs combine features of asteroids and comets.
Centaurs would grow comet-like tails if they fell closer toward the Sun.
The satyrs, centaurs, and other animal forms are all part of these same representations and are similarly explained.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
Finally the centaurs were driven away, but not before many of them had been killed or wounded.
Many guests came to the wedding, and among them were Hercules and a number of the centaurs.
The Centaurs came to his marriage feast, and at the instigation of Mars, fought with the Lapithae until the latter were defeated.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
All the refined morality of the ancient Centaurs welled up in him.