"Nobody in their right mind would rather study knarls than chimaeras."
-- Rubeus Hagrid (OP21)
A vicious, bloodthirsty creature with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a dragon’s tail. Chimaera eggs are classified as Class A Non-Tradable Goods.
Dai Llewellyn, the famous Caerphilly Catapults player, was killed by a Chimaera while on holiday in Greece (FB).
The chimera is a monstrous creature found in Greek mythology. Homer describes it as ‘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’. In Turkey there is a volcanic mountain called Mount Chimaera which, according to ancient writers, had lions on the peak, pastures with goats in the middle, and nests of snakes at the base, corresponding to the appearance of the Chimera monster. (The Lexicon page 58).