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Chimera by darksilvania Chimera by darksilvania
"The Chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing female creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that ended in a snake's head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra.

Homer's brief description in the Iliad is the earliest surviving literary reference: 'a thing of immortal make, not human, lion-fronted and snake behind, a goat in the middle, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire'

The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon, with the help of Pegasus, at the command of King Iobates of Lycia. Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath. A scholiast to Homer adds that he finished her off by equipping his spear with a lump of lead that melted when exposed to the Chimera's fiery breath and consequently killed her, an image drawn from metalworking."

Well, so here you have my rendition of a chimera

This version is supposed to be a male one, and despite how the myth describes it, I gave it a third/fourth head of a dragon, and those 3 heads are in a row, rather than one in the back as the myth says

Also, I used those colors cause they remainded me of ancient greek art, like vases and plates.

Well, hope you like it
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DeadDweller Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome!
sonicwe23 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
masonday Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
GamingHunter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN NATURE YOU SCARY!!! Btw awesome design of horns.
DRAGONSAURUS359 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it very much. The Chimera is one of my most favorite monsters ever.
FutureCreateor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greek mithology never made Chimera this badass. Great work.
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
oh yeah! now that's what I call a Chimera!
larleo Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
i really love it but there isn't supposed to be a dragon head and the lion head is supposed to be in front of the goat head but still really awsome and badass
SephironX Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
hi i'm making a trading card game and i was wondering if i could use this drawing for a card i will give credit where it is deserved and plus its a easy way to spread your art plus you can still use them for your project the card game is called Paragon Galaxy the concept is a galaxy built where all these worlds exist for the perfect galaxy . The galaxy will grow and grow until this perfection is formed
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
So many awesome creatures you designed!
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