chimera mythology

What is Chimera?

Chimera (Chimaera or Khimaira) is a mythical creature which is believed to be formed of three different animals; a lioness, a goat and a snake. Chimera’s head was that of a lioness while she had a goat’s head on her back and a snake’s head at the tip of her tail. According to the belief, […]

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Fenrir

Fenrir is the giant wolf in Norse mythology born from the union of the god Loki and the giantess Angrboða. He is therefore the brother of Hel, the goddess of the underworld and the serpent Jörmungandr. The name Fenrir literally means “the one that dwells in the marshes” in the Old Norse language. According to […]

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The Furies (Erinyes)

The Furies are the three chthonic female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. They are also called Erinyes (Erinys) which means “the avengers” in Greek language. The counterpart of the Furies is “Dirae” in Roman mythology. There are several myths regarding the birth and parentage of the Furies. The most common belief is that they were […]

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Doppelganger

Etymology The word doppelganger is the English form of the name “Doppelgänger” in German meaning “double goer/double walker”. This word was firstly used by Jean Paul in his work Siebenkäs in 1796 and derived into English later. What is a doppelganger? Definition of doppelgangers varies between the accounts of the old ages. They were mentioned […]

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What is a griffin?

Griffins or gryphons are winged mythical creatures with a lion’s body, an eagle’s head and ears resembling a horse’s ears. Rest of the physical features differs between the myths, i.e. they are sometimes depicted without wings. Griffins are most commonly mentioned in Greek mythology, however, the myth regarding Griffins originated from Ancient India. It is […]

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What is a manticore?

Manticores are mythical creatures in Persian mythology that lived in India according to the accounts of the ancient times. The name “manticore” is considered to be a derivation of the word “mardkhora” meaning “man-eater” in Persian language of early ages, “marthikoras” being the counterpart of this word in Hindi language. As is understood from the […]

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