Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology Variant of Chimera.

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subclass Holocephali — the ghost sharks.
  • proper n. Fantastical monster in Lycea with the head of a lion, goat and serpent which vomited fire. Killed by the hero Bellerophon.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek χίμαιρα (khimaira), from χίμαρος (khimaros, "male goat"). The fabulous monster in Lycea (with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail). Meaning "wild fantasy" first recorded 1587. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Chimaera was a fearful monster, breathing fire.

    The Age of Fable

  • After a pleasant evening including some tasty chow we hiked up to see the Chimaera fire, where mythical flames have been spurting out of the rock ever since some greek dude buried a fire breathing Eagle / Lion / Goat monster (called Chimaera) under the rocks near Olympus 2 thousand years ago.

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  • The Chimaera is a different concept from Shit Creek Review

    Very Like A Whale

  • This time, he interviews Yvette Tan, 2nd place winner at the 2nd Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards, author of "Chimaera" from PGS4, and guest-editor for the coming PGS Special Halloween Issue.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Yvette Tan, author of "Chimaera" from PGS4, and guest-editor for the Special PGS Halloween Issue, has a story out in Rogue Magazine's July Anniversary issue: "Seek Ye Whore".

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The speaker will be Yvette Tan, the PGS Special Halloween issue guest editor and author of "Chimaera" from PGS4.

    Yvette Tan Horror Writing Lecture at U.P.

  • Yvette is also the guest editor for the coming Special PGS Halloween Issue, and has a story, "Chimaera", in PGS4.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Yvette Tan, author of "Chimaera" from PGS4 and guest-editor for the PGS Special Horror issue, writes about her editing experience for the coming issue.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Another of Yvette's stories, "Chimaera", will be published in a future issue of PGS.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Lucy Sussex, ‘Something Better than Death’, Aurealis #42, Chimaera Publications best horror novel

    Hitting the home stretch ...

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