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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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679 words

In classical myth, the Chimera is one of many creatures combining the identities of human and beast, or merging features ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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30 words

In Greek mythology, a monster with a lion's head, goat's body, and dragon's tail. She was the sister of Cerberus, ...

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Alan H. Griffiths

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
105 words

(Χίμαιρα, ‘she-goat’), bizarre monster slain by *Bellerophon, composed of ‘lion in front, snake behind, and she-goat in the middle’ (...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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51 words
[Ge] ... A mythological fire‐breathing monster with a lion's head, dragon's hind quarters, and a goat's middle. Allegedly once a visitant to Lycia in Asia Minor. The image was ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
in Greek mythology, a fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tale; any mythical animal with parts taken from various animals. In extended usage, ... More

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