A fire-breathing monster of Lycia, destroyed by Bellerophon (q.v.). According to Homer the Chimaera was of divine origin. In front it was a lion, behind it was a serpent, and in the middle a goat, and was brought up by King Amisodarus as a plague for men.
Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
The Centaur’s are half man, and half horse. They have the body of a horse but, in place of the horse’s head the have the torso, head and arms of a man. Most are wild and savage, known for lustfulness and drunkenness. The exception is the wise Centaur Chiron.