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The Chimera in Greek mythology is a monstrous fire-breathing, three headed creature, comprising the head and body of a lioness, with the head of a goat rising out of its back, and a serpent or a dragon as a tail.  The term chimera has come to describe any mythical animal with parts taken from various animals.

Chimera, Apulian red-figure dish, ca. 350-340 BC
Public DomainChimera, Apulian red-figure dish, ca. 350-340 BC - Credit: Lampas Group