"the centaur, the chimera"
A centaur is a creature of ancient Greek mythology, with the torso of a human joined at the waist to a horse. Centaurs are portrayed in many Greek myths as wild as untamed horses. Contests with the Centaurs typify the struggle between civilization and barbarism.
The Chimera in Greek mythology is a monstrous fire-breathing, three headed creature, comprising the head and body of a lioness, with the head of a goat rising out of its back, and a serpent or a dragon as a tail. The term chimera has come to describe any mythical animal with parts taken from various animals.