Chimera

See also: chimera and Chimaera

EnglishEdit

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Chimera on a red-figure Apulian plate, ca 350-340 BCE (Musée du Louvre)

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Χίμαιρα (Khimaira).

Proper nounEdit

Chimera

  1. (Greek mythology) 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.

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Last modified on 20 January 2014, at 14:45