Centaurs are a hybrid monster of half-man, half- horse from Greek mythology. They are depicted with a wild, untamed, "horse-like" nature, with excessive sexual appetites. However there are also moral and wise Centaurs as well, such as Chiron the teacher. The most prevalent theory on the origin of Centaurs is that it is a misinterpretation of a riding culture by a those who are unfamiliar with horses. A man mounted on a horse would appear as one animal at a distance.