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Centaurs come from Greek mythology 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. These creatures are part human part horse. They have the torso and head of a human with the body of a horse. Centaurs followed Dionysus the wine god that is why centaurs are known for drunkenness and carrying off young maidens. Though female centaurs, called centaurides or centauresses, are not mentioned in early Greek literature and art, they do appear occasionally in later antiquity.