Centaurs are fictional creatures from the Harry Potter Universe.
The Centaur has the head and upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse. They are just as intellectual as humans but prefer to keep to themselves instead of communicating with the Wizards and Muggles. There is a herd of Centaur that live in the Forbidden Forest. Firenze is one of them whom at one occasion helped Harry Potter out of the forest after he encountered Voldemort. The four known Centaurs are Firenze, Ronan, Bane and Magorian. Firenze was banished from the group because of his interaction with humans, but later on became the new Divintation teacher at Hogwarts after Dumbledore offered him the job alongside Professor Trelawny. Although the Centaurs usually don't like to have anything to do with humans, they decided to put their differences aside in order to battle Voldemort together.