PRAVDA.Ru seems to think that hybrid man-beasts in many different mythos and cultures may stem from reality.
From the genetics point of view, the difference between humans and animals makes just several per cent. It is not ruled out that spontaneous mutations may take place in rare instances, and natural interbreeding is quite possible in this case. May it be so that humans with such mutations lived in all epochs?
Seems that Pravda is straying from reality. Perhaps they are trying to rehabiliate Lysenko.