Fantasy creatures are a timeless fascination of people all over the world. There are mystical mythical creatures that inhabit land, the sea and the air. Many have their basis in Mythology and some have emerged from cultural folklore.

They range from monstrous creatures and chimera , hybrids like the Minotaur of ancient Greece, to humanoid mythicals like the mischievous elves of the Norse. Great sea and lake monsters have spanned centuries, their characteristics evolving over time. Cryptozoologists continue to study them worldwide today.

In Greek mythology , the Chimera ( Greek Χίμαιρα (Chímaira); Latin Chimaera ) was a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that terminated in a snake's head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra . The term chimera has also come to mean more generally, an impossible or foolish fantasy. [ 1 ]

While there are different genealogies , in one version the Chimera mated with her brother Orthrus and mothered the Sphinx and the Nemean Lion (others have Orthrus and their mother, Echidna, mating; most attribute all to Typhon and Echidna).

The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon , with the help of Pegasus , at the command of King Iobates of Lycia . Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath. [ 8 ] A scholiast to Homer adds that he finished her off by equipping his spear with a lump of lead that melted when exposed to the Chimera's fiery breath and consequently killed her, an image drawn from metalworking. [ 9 ]

Fantasy creatures are a timeless fascination of people all over the world. There are mystical mythical creatures that inhabit land, the sea and the air. Many have their basis in Mythology and some have emerged from cultural folklore.

They range from monstrous creatures and chimera , hybrids like the Minotaur of ancient Greece, to humanoid mythicals like the mischievous elves of the Norse. Great sea and lake monsters have spanned centuries, their characteristics evolving over time. Cryptozoologists continue to study them worldwide today.

In Greek mythology , the Chimera ( Greek Χίμαιρα (Chímaira); Latin Chimaera ) was a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that terminated in a snake's head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra . The term chimera has also come to mean more generally, an impossible or foolish fantasy. [ 1 ]

While there are different genealogies , in one version the Chimera mated with her brother Orthrus and mothered the Sphinx and the Nemean Lion (others have Orthrus and their mother, Echidna, mating; most attribute all to Typhon and Echidna).

The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon , with the help of Pegasus , at the command of King Iobates of Lycia . Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath. [ 8 ] A scholiast to Homer adds that he finished her off by equipping his spear with a lump of lead that melted when exposed to the Chimera's fiery breath and consequently killed her, an image drawn from metalworking. [ 9 ]

Chimera , in Greek mythology , a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. She devastated Caria and Lycia until she was slain by Bellerophon . In art the Chimera is usually represented as a lion with a goat’s head in the middle of its back and with a tail that ends in a snake’s head. This matches the description found in Hesiod’s Theogony (7th century bc ). The word is now used generally to denote a fantastic idea or figment of the imagination.

Chimera, or chimère, in architecture, is a term loosely used for any grotesque, fantastic, or imaginary beast used in decoration.

…Etruscan sculpture is the “ Chimera ” (a mythological beast with a goat’s body, a lion’s head, and a serpent’s tail) from Arezzo, a 5th-century bc ex-voto from a sacred building, found in 1553 and partly restored by Benvenuto Cellini (Museo Archeologico di Firenze). Etruscan bronze workers produced, often for export,…

Ancient Greek Χίμαιρα ( Khimaira ).
(Source: Wiktionary)   [more]

in Greek mythology, a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. She devastated Caria ... (25 of 110 words, 2 images )

One of the many fantastical offspring of Typhon and Echidna, a multi-headed monster represented as vomiting flames. It had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and a dragon for a tail. Killed by the hero Bellerophon in Lycea. (42 of 46 words, 1 image )

Fire breath (3 projectiles): each causes 28 hack (x3 vs myth units) to all nearby units. Range: 8 meters. Recharge time: 20 seconds.

The powerful jaws of their lion head grants them a strong melee hack attack. Chimera possess a powerful special attack, whereby their snake tail lunges forward and spews fire over the enemy. This is an area of effect attack that damages many enemies at once. Due to the nature of their special attack and their general effectiveness against most types of unit, Chimera need little management in order to be effective.

Like all myth units, the Chimera gains bonus damage against human units and is also strong against other myth units. However they are easily slain by heroes .

Fantasy creatures are a timeless fascination of people all over the world. There are mystical mythical creatures that inhabit land, the sea and the air. Many have their basis in Mythology and some have emerged from cultural folklore.

They range from monstrous creatures and chimera , hybrids like the Minotaur of ancient Greece, to humanoid mythicals like the mischievous elves of the Norse. Great sea and lake monsters have spanned centuries, their characteristics evolving over time. Cryptozoologists continue to study them worldwide today.

In Greek mythology , the Chimera ( Greek Χίμαιρα (Chímaira); Latin Chimaera ) was a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that terminated in a snake's head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra . The term chimera has also come to mean more generally, an impossible or foolish fantasy. [ 1 ]

While there are different genealogies , in one version the Chimera mated with her brother Orthrus and mothered the Sphinx and the Nemean Lion (others have Orthrus and their mother, Echidna, mating; most attribute all to Typhon and Echidna).

The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon , with the help of Pegasus , at the command of King Iobates of Lycia . Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath. [ 8 ] A scholiast to Homer adds that he finished her off by equipping his spear with a lump of lead that melted when exposed to the Chimera's fiery breath and consequently killed her, an image drawn from metalworking. [ 9 ]

Chimera , in Greek mythology , a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. She devastated Caria and Lycia until she was slain by Bellerophon . In art the Chimera is usually represented as a lion with a goat’s head in the middle of its back and with a tail that ends in a snake’s head. This matches the description found in Hesiod’s Theogony (7th century bc ). The word is now used generally to denote a fantastic idea or figment of the imagination.

Chimera, or chimère, in architecture, is a term loosely used for any grotesque, fantastic, or imaginary beast used in decoration.

…Etruscan sculpture is the “ Chimera ” (a mythological beast with a goat’s body, a lion’s head, and a serpent’s tail) from Arezzo, a 5th-century bc ex-voto from a sacred building, found in 1553 and partly restored by Benvenuto Cellini (Museo Archeologico di Firenze). Etruscan bronze workers produced, often for export,…

Ancient Greek Χίμαιρα ( Khimaira ).
(Source: Wiktionary)   [more]

in Greek mythology, a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. She devastated Caria ... (25 of 110 words, 2 images )

One of the many fantastical offspring of Typhon and Echidna, a multi-headed monster represented as vomiting flames. It had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and a dragon for a tail. Killed by the hero Bellerophon in Lycea. (42 of 46 words, 1 image )

Fantasy creatures are a timeless fascination of people all over the world. There are mystical mythical creatures that inhabit land, the sea and the air. Many have their basis in Mythology and some have emerged from cultural folklore.

They range from monstrous creatures and chimera , hybrids like the Minotaur of ancient Greece, to humanoid mythicals like the mischievous elves of the Norse. Great sea and lake monsters have spanned centuries, their characteristics evolving over time. Cryptozoologists continue to study them worldwide today.

In Greek mythology , the Chimera ( Greek Χίμαιρα (Chímaira); Latin Chimaera ) was a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that terminated in a snake's head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra . The term chimera has also come to mean more generally, an impossible or foolish fantasy. [ 1 ]

While there are different genealogies , in one version the Chimera mated with her brother Orthrus and mothered the Sphinx and the Nemean Lion (others have Orthrus and their mother, Echidna, mating; most attribute all to Typhon and Echidna).

The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon , with the help of Pegasus , at the command of King Iobates of Lycia . Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath. [ 8 ] A scholiast to Homer adds that he finished her off by equipping his spear with a lump of lead that melted when exposed to the Chimera's fiery breath and consequently killed her, an image drawn from metalworking. [ 9 ]

Chimera , in Greek mythology , a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. She devastated Caria and Lycia until she was slain by Bellerophon . In art the Chimera is usually represented as a lion with a goat’s head in the middle of its back and with a tail that ends in a snake’s head. This matches the description found in Hesiod’s Theogony (7th century bc ). The word is now used generally to denote a fantastic idea or figment of the imagination.

Chimera, or chimère, in architecture, is a term loosely used for any grotesque, fantastic, or imaginary beast used in decoration.

…Etruscan sculpture is the “ Chimera ” (a mythological beast with a goat’s body, a lion’s head, and a serpent’s tail) from Arezzo, a 5th-century bc ex-voto from a sacred building, found in 1553 and partly restored by Benvenuto Cellini (Museo Archeologico di Firenze). Etruscan bronze workers produced, often for export,…

Fantasy creatures are a timeless fascination of people all over the world. There are mystical mythical creatures that inhabit land, the sea and the air. Many have their basis in Mythology and some have emerged from cultural folklore.

They range from monstrous creatures and chimera , hybrids like the Minotaur of ancient Greece, to humanoid mythicals like the mischievous elves of the Norse. Great sea and lake monsters have spanned centuries, their characteristics evolving over time. Cryptozoologists continue to study them worldwide today.

Fantasy creatures are a timeless fascination of people all over the world. There are mystical mythical creatures that inhabit land, the sea and the air. Many have their basis in Mythology and some have emerged from cultural folklore.

They range from monstrous creatures and chimera , hybrids like the Minotaur of ancient Greece, to humanoid mythicals like the mischievous elves of the Norse. Great sea and lake monsters have spanned centuries, their characteristics evolving over time. Cryptozoologists continue to study them worldwide today.

In Greek mythology , the Chimera ( Greek Χίμαιρα (Chímaira); Latin Chimaera ) was a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that terminated in a snake's head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra . The term chimera has also come to mean more generally, an impossible or foolish fantasy. [ 1 ]

While there are different genealogies , in one version the Chimera mated with her brother Orthrus and mothered the Sphinx and the Nemean Lion (others have Orthrus and their mother, Echidna, mating; most attribute all to Typhon and Echidna).

The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon , with the help of Pegasus , at the command of King Iobates of Lycia . Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath. [ 8 ] A scholiast to Homer adds that he finished her off by equipping his spear with a lump of lead that melted when exposed to the Chimera's fiery breath and consequently killed her, an image drawn from metalworking. [ 9 ]

Chimera , in Greek mythology , a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. She devastated Caria and Lycia until she was slain by Bellerophon . In art the Chimera is usually represented as a lion with a goat’s head in the middle of its back and with a tail that ends in a snake’s head. This matches the description found in Hesiod’s Theogony (7th century bc ). The word is now used generally to denote a fantastic idea or figment of the imagination.

Chimera, or chimère, in architecture, is a term loosely used for any grotesque, fantastic, or imaginary beast used in decoration.

…Etruscan sculpture is the “ Chimera ” (a mythological beast with a goat’s body, a lion’s head, and a serpent’s tail) from Arezzo, a 5th-century bc ex-voto from a sacred building, found in 1553 and partly restored by Benvenuto Cellini (Museo Archeologico di Firenze). Etruscan bronze workers produced, often for export,…

Ancient Greek Χίμαιρα ( Khimaira ).
(Source: Wiktionary)   [more]

in Greek mythology, a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. She devastated Caria ... (25 of 110 words, 2 images )

One of the many fantastical offspring of Typhon and Echidna, a multi-headed monster represented as vomiting flames. It had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and a dragon for a tail. Killed by the hero Bellerophon in Lycea. (42 of 46 words, 1 image )

Fire breath (3 projectiles): each causes 28 hack (x3 vs myth units) to all nearby units. Range: 8 meters. Recharge time: 20 seconds.

The powerful jaws of their lion head grants them a strong melee hack attack. Chimera possess a powerful special attack, whereby their snake tail lunges forward and spews fire over the enemy. This is an area of effect attack that damages many enemies at once. Due to the nature of their special attack and their general effectiveness against most types of unit, Chimera need little management in order to be effective.

Like all myth units, the Chimera gains bonus damage against human units and is also strong against other myth units. However they are easily slain by heroes .

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The Chimera (also Chimaera or Chimæra ) (from χίμαρος, khimaros , " she-goat ") was, according to Greek mythology , a monstrous fire-breathing female creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of three animals: a lion, a serpent and a goat. Usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ended in a snakes's head, the Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra . The term chimera has also come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals.

Descriptions agree that she breathed fire . The Chimera is generally considered to have been female (see the quotation from Hesiod above) despite the mane adorning its lion 's head, the inclusion of a close mane often was depicted on lionesses, but the ears always were visible (that does not occur with depictions of male lions). Sighting the Chimera was an omen of storms , shipwrecks , and natural disasters (particularly volcanoes ).

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