Bestial beast

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The bestial beast (Portuguese: besta-fera or bestafera) is a Brazilian version of a centaur, originating in Portugal. The name can be translated either as bestial beast or ferocious beast and is often employed in a figured sense to refer to anyone that is exceedingly angered.

According to legend, it is believed that it is the Devil who leaves hell during full-moon nights.

It has the body of a horse and a human torso, it runs through villages until it finds a tomb, where it disappears. The sound of its hooves is enough to terrorise people. A pack of dogs follow it; the Beast whips these, and any other animals it comes across.

According to legend, though terrible, it is not dangerous to people; the tradition says that when somebody sees its face, they go mad for several days, but then recover soon after.