Also known as Ea-Bani
- Middle Eastern (culture)
- Friendly (behaviour)
A Mesopotamian version of the Centaur. The upper-half is that of a human and the lower-half, the body of a horse. A story tells of how the goddess Ishtar sent a bull called Gudanna to kill the hero Gilgamesh who refused to be her partner. Gilgamesh with the aid of Hea-Bani managed to kill the bull but Hea-Bani was slain in revenge by Ishtar. Another version of this story tells of a wild man named Enkidu who replace Hea-Bani in this story.
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