Mythological Creature

The Chimaera (Χίμαιρα) was an ancient Greek monster. According to mythology it consists of a lion with a goat’s head on its back and a tail in the form of a snake.
Similar creatures existed in the beliefs other civilizations as well, e.g. the Indus people and Ancient Egypt.

Over time the term chimera has come to describe any fictional creature that is a combination of various animals.

Examples are the manticore, a lion with a human head and a scorpion tail, and the griffin that is a combination of a lion and an eagle.

Our personal chimaera is made of watercolors and ink, and she left us to cross the Atlantic on her way to fellow mail artist Moan Lisa.

Published by Gerald Jatzek

Gerald is a poet and musician who writes in German and English . He has published books for children and adults. He has played in quite some countries, including Italy, Greece, and Hong Kong. 2001 he received the Austrian State Prize for Children’s Poetry.

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