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Chimera χιμαιρα ΧΙΜΑΙΡΑ Catherine Caldwell and Kalli Burton
Mythology/Origin of ΧΙΜΑΙΡΑ ❖ Offspring of Typhon and Echidna ➢ Typhon was a monstrous giant ➢ Echidna was half-woman, half-serpent ❖ Referred to as a she ❖ Had three heads: LION, GOAT, SNAKE/DRAGON ❖ Killed by Bellerophon ❖ The Chimera originally was defined as “she-goat” ❖ paintings as early as 6 th century BC; texts as early as 8 th century BC. ❖ Homer, Plato, Hesiod and many others, all contributed to the monster’s legend ❖ Before the ancient Greek Chimera appeared, the Egyptians worshipped the goddess Sekhmet
ΧΙΜΑΙΡΑ in Popular Culture ● Modern Definitions ○ An individual, organ or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution ● Scientific Examples ○ Genetic modification/intervention ○ Individuals who have received bone marrow transplants ○ Fetuses that absorbed their twin ● Pop Culture References ○ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them warns “muggles” of the dangers of the Chimera ○ Beast in Beauty and the Beast is a Chimera of a bison, lion, gorilla, hyena, boar, bear, and wolf.
Sources Source Links: -https: //www. merriam-webster. com/dictionary/chimera -https: //www. scientificamerican. com/article/3 -human-chimeras-that-already-exist/ -https: //www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/pmc/articles/PMC 1879423/ -https: //geneticsandliterature. wordpress. com/2010/03/04/hollywood-chimeras/ -https: //www. revolvy. com/page/Chimera-in-popular-culture Picture Link: https: //disney-fan-fiction. fandom. com/wiki/Beast