The chimera, a monstrous animal

The chimera is a mythological figure, considered the incarnation of the worst destructive forces of nature: storms and volcanoes.
This monster has the head and body of a lion with a goat’s head on its back, and a biting serpent for a tail.
The chimera is a frightening figure and can be found in myths from different civilisations: Greek, Etruscan, Roman and Egyptian, each of course with its own variations.
According to Greek myth, the chimera was killed by Bellerophon on the order of the King of Lycia, Iobates, who grew tired of the disasters and destruction that the animal caused.