The chimera is a creature from Greek mythology. It has the head of a lion, with a goat’s head sticking out of its back, and a snake for a tail. It was said to be the child of Typhon and Echidna, and it could breathe fire. It’s mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and Hesiod’s Theogony. In short, it isn’t a nice creature to meet while travelling.
In the world of Grevared, the Chimera lives mainly within the forests of E’ma Thalas, though it can be seen in the mountains of Moirena as well. It is a reclusive creature and will attack on sight. It’s primary diet consists of other creatures, with asacon and yeasacon being its favorites. It doesn’t hesitate to attack the elves and wizards of E’ma Thalas, and both of these groups tend to avoid it.
In Moirena, the creature is sought by the demons for breeding purposes, for they believe that each chimera can only be bred once before it loses ferocity. Demons who can capture the chimera and bring it home unharmed gain status among the community and have a greater chance of survival.