Manticore

Name: Manticore, Mardkhora

Features: Lion's body, human head, scorpion-like tail with poisonous spikes

Source: Indian and Persian Legend

Habitat: Asia







The Manticore had the deformed head of a human, similar to that of an ogre with three rows of shark-like teeth in its oversized mouth.

Its body was that of a huge, muscular lion with a generous hairy mane around its neck.

It was also equipped with extremely long and deadly sharp claws.

The tail was that of an enormous scorpion, which on top of being poisonous was also capable of shooting venom filled spikes at its victims from a fair distance.

This mythical creature could kill and devour a human in just a few simple bites.

This monstrous beast was feared not only because of its fatal powers, but also for the fact that it was known to have a hunger and taste strictly for human flesh.

The description of this ferocious creature varies from story to story because it is said, that not a single victim unfortunate enough to encounter this man-eating beast ever escaped to tell about it.






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