They were a tribe of centaurine sea-gods with the upper bodies of men, the lower fore-quarters of horses, and the serpentine tails of fish. Their brows were crowned with a pair of lobster-claw horns.

The two best known were named Bythus (Sea-Depths) and Aphrus (Sea-Foam). They were brothers of the wise centaur Chiron and like him were perhaps regarded as wise teachers.

Parents: Cronus and Philyra
Siblings: Chiron

Aphrodite and the fish-centaurs Aphrus and Bythus. Roman mosaic from Zeugma, 1st-2nd c. AD. Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology. (c) theoi.com

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