I is for Ipotane

Diana Beebe, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, MDDW, Diana Beebe's Blog, science fiction, fantasy, young adultaz15_centaurThought to be the original centaurs, ipotanes were possibly a rough draft of the half-human, half-horse beings.

Their legs may have been more human than horse. I’m having a hard to visualizing human legs on a horse. Maybe like a man standing with a horse’s back side added on?

No wonder the ipotane isn’t a well-known creature from Greek mythology. I bet the centaurs beat them at everything.

I couldn’t find an image or etching or doodle of an ipotane, so I used a centaur. It may be cheating a little bit, but it’s still half-human and half-horse. Besides, it looks like the race of centaurs surpassed the race of ipotanes in the art world, too.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaur

Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centaure_Malmaison_crop.jpg

Have you ever heard of an ipotane? If you could give an ipotane another creature element to make it stronger or better, what would it be?

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