Mythological hybrid  

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True and False Griffins from John Ruskin's Modern Painters (Part IV. Of Many Things), first published in 1856.
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True and False Griffins from John Ruskin's Modern Painters (Part IV. Of Many Things), first published in 1856.

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Hybrids are mythological creatures combining body parts of more than one real species. They can be classified as partly human hybrids (such as mermaids or centaurs), and non-human hybrids combining two or more animal species (such as the griffin). Hybrids are often zoomorphic deities in origin who acquire an anthropomorphic aspect over time.

Mythology

  • Centaurs are half man, half horse.
  • The Chimera, according to Homer, have the foreparts of a lion, the middle of a goat and the hindquarters of a serpent.
  • A Griffin has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle.
  • Minotaurs are half man, half bull.
  • The Satyrs are half goat and half man.
  • The Sphinx is a lion that has the head of a man.
  • The Naga has the upper body of a human and the lower body of a snake, similar in form to a mermaid.
  • The Mermaid has the upper body of a human(usually a woman) and the lower body of a fish.

Literature

  • A Hippogriff is a cross between a horse and a Griffon.
  • Youwarkee is half bird, half girl.
  • A Quetzal is a part bird part human creature.

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