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In Greek mythology, Ipotanes were a race of half-horse, half-humans; the original version of the satyr.

The typical Ipotane looked overall human, but had the legs, hindquarters, tail, and ears of a horse. However, some had humanlike rather than horselike legs (compare with early Centaurs, whose front legs were often humanlike). The Greek suggested by "ipotane" is Template:Polytonic (Template:Lang). It means a person riding a horse. It is also used as an adjective as in Template:Polytonic (Template:Lang) — horse riding people. The definition given above would fit Template:Polytonic — "horse-people".

Cf. Liddell & Scott, Greek-English Lexicon.

Such a person would not look "overall human"; rather, the torso would look human.

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