The Chimera, originally from Anatolia, appeared in the 7th century BC Greek legends. This offspring of Echidna and Typhon was a fire-breathing monstrous being. It is said that it destroyed the land around Lycia until it was killed by Bellorophon who rode Pegasus, the winged horse.
A Quimera, oriunda da Anatólia, surgiu nas lendas gregas pelo séc. VII aC. Este ser monstruoso, filho de Equidna e Tífon, expelia fogo. Terá destruído a Lícia até ser abatida por Belerofonte montado em Pégaso, cavalo alado.
Lampas group-'Chimera'-apulian-(red-figure)-dish-(350-340 BC) Paris-Musée du Louvre (K 362)
Attr. Boread painter-'Bellerophon fighting Chimera'-laconian-(black figure)-kylix-(570-565 BC) Malibu-J. Paul Getty Museum (55 AE 121)
Attr.Cleophon painter-'Bellerophon, Chimera and Pegasos'- Paris-Musée du Louvre (G 446)
Unknown-'Chimera'-attic-(red-figure)-askos-(420-400 BC) Paris-Musée du Louvre (G 447)
Attr. Heidelberg painter-'Bellerophon and Chimera'-attic-(black figure)-cup-(560-550 BC) Paris-Musée du Louvre (A 478)