Monday, February 28, 2011

Creature Mondays

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The chimera is another creature from Typhon and Echidna. According to Homer, the chimera had a lion head, a goat middle, and a snake behind. Hesiod said the chimera had three heads and the goat head can breathe fire.

In Greek mythology, Bellerophon kills the chimera with the help of Pegasus. He attaches a block of lead to the end of his spear and shoves it into its throat. The lead melts and the chimera suffocates.

8 comments:

Ciara said...

I love Greek mythology. Thanks for sharing this.

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

As you know if you've been to my blog http://caenus.blogspot.com I Love, Love, Love mythology. Thanks for sharing this. The Chimera was definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Tracy said...

I'll have to share this with my son. He is eleven and loves Greek Mythology so he will enjoy this post. Thanks...

Cherie Reich said...

Chimeras are pretty nifty creatures. I love the picture you found. :)

Talli Roland said...

Yikes, what a way to die! Scary.

The Golden Eagle said...

That looks--and sounds--like one formidable creature . . .

Amy said...

Love this brief blurb on the creature. Thanks for sharing :D

Colene Murphy said...

I love chimeras!!!