The Chimaera (alternately called Kimera , Chimera , etc.) is a mixed beast from Greek lore whose body typically consists of various bits of a lion, a goat, and a serpent. It is known to breathe fire while the snake portion is venomous. The Greek hero Bellerophon was known to have fought and defeated the singular Chimaera of ancient Greek lore. Bellerophon defeated the Chimaera by placing a lump of lead on his spear and holding it in front of its mouth. The fire-breathing monster melted the lead with its breath and the molten lead flowed down its throat and eventually killed it.

Chimaera is also the term used to refer to any other creature or being with both physical and mental characteristics or traits from various other creatures.

The Chimaera featured in the story of Bellerophon was one of the offspring of the monster Typhon and his niece, the drakaina Echidna. [1] As such, it is the sister of Cerberus , Orthrus , the Nemean Lion , the Lernaean Hydra , Scylla , and many other monsters. Other legends attribute the Nemean Lion to be the offspring of the chimaera rather than her brother. According to Homeric poems, the Chimaera was of divine origin.

The Chimera ( / k ɪ ˈ m ɪər ə / or / k aɪ ˈ m ɪər ə / , also Chimaera ( Chimæra ); Greek : Χίμαιρα , Chímaira "she-goat") was, according to Greek mythology , a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of more than one animal. It is usually depicted as a lion , with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake 's head, [1] and 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 come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe anything composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible, or dazzling.

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

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The Chimaera (alternately called Kimera , Chimera , etc.) is a mixed beast from Greek lore whose body typically consists of various bits of a lion, a goat, and a serpent. It is known to breathe fire while the snake portion is venomous. The Greek hero Bellerophon was known to have fought and defeated the singular Chimaera of ancient Greek lore. Bellerophon defeated the Chimaera by placing a lump of lead on his spear and holding it in front of its mouth. The fire-breathing monster melted the lead with its breath and the molten lead flowed down its throat and eventually killed it.

Chimaera is also the term used to refer to any other creature or being with both physical and mental characteristics or traits from various other creatures.

The Chimaera featured in the story of Bellerophon was one of the offspring of the monster Typhon and his niece, the drakaina Echidna. [1] As such, it is the sister of Cerberus , Orthrus , the Nemean Lion , the Lernaean Hydra , Scylla , and many other monsters. Other legends attribute the Nemean Lion to be the offspring of the chimaera rather than her brother. According to Homeric poems, the Chimaera was of divine origin.

The Chimaera (alternately called Kimera , Chimera , etc.) is a mixed beast from Greek lore whose body typically consists of various bits of a lion, a goat, and a serpent. It is known to breathe fire while the snake portion is venomous. The Greek hero Bellerophon was known to have fought and defeated the singular Chimaera of ancient Greek lore. Bellerophon defeated the Chimaera by placing a lump of lead on his spear and holding it in front of its mouth. The fire-breathing monster melted the lead with its breath and the molten lead flowed down its throat and eventually killed it.

Chimaera is also the term used to refer to any other creature or being with both physical and mental characteristics or traits from various other creatures.

The Chimaera featured in the story of Bellerophon was one of the offspring of the monster Typhon and his niece, the drakaina Echidna. [1] As such, it is the sister of Cerberus , Orthrus , the Nemean Lion , the Lernaean Hydra , Scylla , and many other monsters. Other legends attribute the Nemean Lion to be the offspring of the chimaera rather than her brother. According to Homeric poems, the Chimaera was of divine origin.

The Chimera ( / k ɪ ˈ m ɪər ə / or / k aɪ ˈ m ɪər ə / , also Chimaera ( Chimæra ); Greek : Χίμαιρα , Chímaira "she-goat") was, according to Greek mythology , a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of more than one animal. It is usually depicted as a lion , with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake 's head, [1] and 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 come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe anything composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible, or dazzling.

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

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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.

The Chimera ( Greek : Χίμαιρα, Khimaira , from χίμαρος, khimaros , "she-goat") according to Greek mythology , is a monstrous creature that was composed of several different animals. The chimera is only one of several famous mythological hybrids. As with all mythical creatures, there is the question of its origin. In some traditions, the Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and sister of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra . However, the chimera does not appear to have an existence in physical reality, save for the individual animals from which it is composed.

The most common description of the chimera comes from Homer 's Illiad , in which the creature is said to have the head of a lion , the body of a goat , and tail of a snake . It is also believed to breath fire and be female, despite the mane adorning the lions head. The chimera was said to be incredibly vicious and powerful, especially since as one single creature, it possessed the abilities of three separate animals.

The Chimaera (alternately called Kimera , Chimera , etc.) is a mixed beast from Greek lore whose body typically consists of various bits of a lion, a goat, and a serpent. It is known to breathe fire while the snake portion is venomous. The Greek hero Bellerophon was known to have fought and defeated the singular Chimaera of ancient Greek lore. Bellerophon defeated the Chimaera by placing a lump of lead on his spear and holding it in front of its mouth. The fire-breathing monster melted the lead with its breath and the molten lead flowed down its throat and eventually killed it.

Chimaera is also the term used to refer to any other creature or being with both physical and mental characteristics or traits from various other creatures.

The Chimaera featured in the story of Bellerophon was one of the offspring of the monster Typhon and his niece, the drakaina Echidna. [1] As such, it is the sister of Cerberus , Orthrus , the Nemean Lion , the Lernaean Hydra , Scylla , and many other monsters. Other legends attribute the Nemean Lion to be the offspring of the chimaera rather than her brother. According to Homeric poems, the Chimaera was of divine origin.

The Chimera ( / k ɪ ˈ m ɪər ə / or / k aɪ ˈ m ɪər ə / , also Chimaera ( Chimæra ); Greek : Χίμαιρα , Chímaira "she-goat") was, according to Greek mythology , a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of more than one animal. It is usually depicted as a lion , with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake 's head, [1] and 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 come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe anything composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible, or dazzling.

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

The Chimaera (alternately called Kimera , Chimera , etc.) is a mixed beast from Greek lore whose body typically consists of various bits of a lion, a goat, and a serpent. It is known to breathe fire while the snake portion is venomous. The Greek hero Bellerophon was known to have fought and defeated the singular Chimaera of ancient Greek lore. Bellerophon defeated the Chimaera by placing a lump of lead on his spear and holding it in front of its mouth. The fire-breathing monster melted the lead with its breath and the molten lead flowed down its throat and eventually killed it.

Chimaera is also the term used to refer to any other creature or being with both physical and mental characteristics or traits from various other creatures.

The Chimaera featured in the story of Bellerophon was one of the offspring of the monster Typhon and his niece, the drakaina Echidna. [1] As such, it is the sister of Cerberus , Orthrus , the Nemean Lion , the Lernaean Hydra , Scylla , and many other monsters. Other legends attribute the Nemean Lion to be the offspring of the chimaera rather than her brother. According to Homeric poems, the Chimaera was of divine origin.

The Chimera ( / k ɪ ˈ m ɪər ə / or / k aɪ ˈ m ɪər ə / , also Chimaera ( Chimæra ); Greek : Χίμαιρα , Chímaira "she-goat") was, according to Greek mythology , a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor , composed of the parts of more than one animal. It is usually depicted as a lion , with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake 's head, [1] and 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 come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe anything composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible, or dazzling.

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

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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.

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