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Minotaur vs. Centaur

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Minotaurnoun

(Greek mythology) A monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man.

Centaurnoun

(Greek mythology) A mythical beast having a horse's body with a man's head and torso in place of the head and neck of the horse.

Minotaurnoun

Anything resembling the Greek monster, whether by appearance or by strength

Centaurnoun

(astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune (also capitalised).

Minotaurnoun

A fabled monster, half man and half bull, confined in the labyrinth constructed by Dædalus in Crete.

Centaurnoun

(chess) A chess-playing team comprising a human player and a computer who work together.

Minotaurnoun

(Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man; slain by Theseus

Centaurnoun

A fabulous being, represented as half man and half horse.

Minotaur

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur ( MY-nə-TOR, MIN-ə-TOR, US: MIN-ə-TAR, -⁠oh-; Ancient Greek: Μινώταυρος [miːnɔ̌ːtau̯ros]; in Latin as Minotaurus [miːnoːˈtau̯rʊs]) is a mythical creature portrayed in Classical times with the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being . He dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete.

‘part man and part bull’;

Centaurnoun

A constellation in the southern heavens between Hydra and the Southern Cross.

Centaurnoun

(classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse

Centaurnoun

a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross

Centaur

A centaur (; Ancient Greek: κένταυρος, kéntauros, Latin: centaurus), or occasionally hippocentaur, is a creature from Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse.Centaurs are thought of in many Greek myths as being as wild as untamed horses, and were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, the Foloi oak forest in Elis, and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia. Centaurs are subsequently featured in Roman mythology, and were familiar figures in the medieval bestiary.

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