Cecaelias (also known as cecælia, cecælias, or mythological hybrids) are hybrids and legendary creatures combining body parts of more than one species, which is often human half. Some are considered beings such as mermaids and centaurs. A minotaur might also be a mythological hybrid, the original Minotaur being part man, part bull.
Such hybrids can be classified as partly human hybrids (such as mermaids or centaurs) or non-human hybrids combining two or more non-human animal species (such as the griffin or the chimera). Hybrids often originate as zoomorphic deities who, over time, are given an anthropomorphic aspect. A most known one is Kala Mer'ri, daughter of the Kraken.