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  • The two-legged centaur does not fall over yarb, just watch the video. Though it does need to tread warily.

    Not to be confused with the foul-mouthed gangsta beast 50 centaur.

    June 26, 2009

  • Obviously, a semi-centaur would have half the number of limbs of a centaur, ergo, this is a creature with three limbs (2 legs and one arm, perhaps?). A creature with two horse legs and two human arms would be, presumably, a dicho-trito-centaur (two thirds of a centaur).
    *Hoping Qroqqa or Milo will correct my preposterous Greek prefixes*

    June 26, 2009

  • It all sounds rather outlandish to me. What's wrong with a conventional centaur, anyway?

    June 26, 2009

  • Maybe the trick is in the spring-loading of the cloven hooves. Or maybe they have opposable thumbs.

    June 26, 2009

  • But surely a two-legged centaur would just fall over?

    June 26, 2009

  • 2 legs not 4 is presumably what the semi- is about.

    June 24, 2009

  • Wouldn't the body of a human with horse's legs just be a regular centaur, not a semi-centaur?

    June 24, 2009

  • The term digitigrade is also bandied around.

    "Ever wished you were a 7-foot tall semi-centaur with the body of a human and a horse's legs? Er, me neither. But there's plenty of people out there who do, and Seattle-based fantasy artist Kim Graham has come up with a killer Halloween costume that makes you 14 inches taller and gives you uncanny-looking equine legs and spring-loaded cloven hooves."
    - Loz Blain, Video: mechanical centaur legs let you walk like a horse, gizmag.com, 23 June 2009.

    June 24, 2009