Scripts Χίμαιρα(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsChímaira (Greek), Chimaera, Chimæra
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Meaning & History
Derived from the Ancient Greek word Χίμαιρα meaning "she-goat". In Greek Mythology, this was the name of a legendary fire-breathing beast which consisted of three animals merged into one, usually depicted as a lion with a goat's head on its back and a tail capped with a snake's head, and is the enemy of the hero Bellerophon.