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Re: "plumed" serpents



Barry Williams wrote:
>  What sort of fossil would have given the Greeks the notion of
> Pegasus?  Or the Centaur?  Or the Chimaera?  What gave rise to the
> multi-armed goddess of the Hindus? 
I think centaurs were created by the sighting of men on horseback, an
unusual spectacle to the person who saw it. He would have passed on the
tale, and so the sighting of a horseback rider would have eventually
developed into centaurs.
> Barry Williams
> the Skeptic of Oz