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*In the ''[[Divine Comedy]]'', [[Geryon]] is depicted as a manticore-like demon that dwells at the deep barrier between the circles of violence and fraud. *In the ''[[Divine Comedy]]'', [[Geryon]] is depicted as a manticore-like demon that dwells at the deep barrier between the circles of violence and fraud.
-*Canadian writer [[Robertson Davies]] wrote a novel titled ''[[The Manticore]]'', published in 1972. It is the second volume of his "[[The Deptford Trilogy|Deptford Trilogy]]. <ref>{{cite book|last=Surawicz B, Jacobson B|title=Doctors in Fiction: Lessons from Literature|publisher=Radcliffe Publishing|year=2009|page=125|isbn=1846193281}}</ref>+*Canadian writer [[Robertson Davies]] wrote a novel titled ''[[The Manticore]]'', published in 1972. It is the second volume of his "[[The Deptford Trilogy|Deptford Trilogy]].
*Following the success of their second album, ''[[Tarkus]]'' &ndash; which featured a manticore in the artwork and lyrics &ndash; [[Emerson, Lake & Palmer]] founded [[Manticore Records]] in 1973. An ELP retrospective [[box set]] released in 1993 was titled ''[[The Return of the Manticore]]'', and included artwork similar to the manticore from ''Tarkus'' and the Manticore Records label. *Following the success of their second album, ''[[Tarkus]]'' &ndash; which featured a manticore in the artwork and lyrics &ndash; [[Emerson, Lake & Palmer]] founded [[Manticore Records]] in 1973. An ELP retrospective [[box set]] released in 1993 was titled ''[[The Return of the Manticore]]'', and included artwork similar to the manticore from ''Tarkus'' and the Manticore Records label.
* In the third series of [[Merlin (TV series)]], a manticore made an appearance and produced a deadly poison meant to kill King Uther. The creature of interest was approximately as big as a [[cat]]. * In the third series of [[Merlin (TV series)]], a manticore made an appearance and produced a deadly poison meant to kill King Uther. The creature of interest was approximately as big as a [[cat]].

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The manticore (Early Middle Persian Martyaxwar) is a legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), and a trumpet-like voice. Other aspects of the creature vary from story to story. It may be horned, winged, or both. The tail is that of either a dragon or a scorpion, and it may shoot poisonous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. It devours its prey whole. It leaves no clothes, bones, or possessions of the prey behind.

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