One of the lesser known of the mythological creature family is the chimera. Even though it is not greatly spoken of, it is still full of wonder and mystery. The chimera is described as a mixture of a snake, goat, lion and a dragon. If it isn't enough, being a combination of the animal kingdoms most feared, it carries three heads on its neck. It is also said to hold the power to breath fire from its lungs. In Greek mythology, the chimera was the mother of the famous sphinx in which the Egyptians looked up to so much .
Origin: The first account of the chimera was in Homer's poem, "The IIaid" . This appearance was brief, but it laid a firm foundation in which the legend of the chimera could be laid.
Appearance: This may seem complicated so you have to pay close attention. The chimera has the front side of a lion, a tail like a snake and the torso of a goat. The three heads of the chimera consist of a ram, a lion, and a dragon. It makes one wonder how such a creature would be able to coordinate its movements, having three separate and working minds.
Influences on Modern Day: Sad enough to say, the chimera is rarely seen in todays fast paced ecosystem. Sometimes the chimera will appear in works of art or a video game here or there, but nothing to brag about. I feel that the chimera has yet to reach its climax, meaning that there is still room to grow.
 Wikipedia: Chimera
 Homer. "The IIiad". 7th Century B.C.