Chimera (mythical beast)

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A Chimera is a beast from Greek mythology, traditionally considered to have the body of a goat, the behind of a snake or dragon, and the head of a lion. Mythologically, it was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna.

In biology, the term is sometimes used to describe a single organism with genetically distinct cells from two different species. Theoretically, furries can be considered chimeric with their combination of animal and human traits that could come from different species, although this would depend on the origin stories of particular characters: for example, a species that evolved on some other world would not be a chimera, nor might one created by magic. Recoms are inarguably biological chimeras.

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