What is a manticore?

Updated: 4/28/2022
User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago

Best Answer

The manticore was, in Persian and Greek mythology, a beast with the body of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, and the head of a man.

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is a manticore?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Continue Learning about Ancient History

What is the origin of the manticore?

The manticore was originally from India but it was brought to the King of Persia as a gift and Ctesias the Cnidian (no that's not a typo that's his actual name) was the one who spread the story the Greek. The word manticore is actually just a mispronunciation of the old Persian name Martikhoras The Above is very wrong!!! A manticore has the head of as person the body of a lion and the tail of a dragon or scorpion that can actually can shot, and there's also have poison spines.

What is the statue that is half man half lion?

a manticore is half man-half lion The Sphinx.

What is a half man half goat creature called?

Here are several: Centaur: half-man half-horse. Minotaur: from Greek mythology. Part man, part bull. Harpie: part woman, part bird. Merman/Mermaid: part human, part fish. Werewolves (werecreatures in general): people that transform into wolves or other animals. Nagas:(Indian) part man, part snake. Lamia: part woman, part goat. Satyr: part man, part goat. In the Bible: Part-human creatures are mentioned in dreams/visions in Daniel 7v4 and Revelation 4v7. A creature that is part one thing and part something else is pretty much the dictionary definition of a MONSTER. Monsters are either: 1. part man and part beast (such as centaurs, minotaurs and the like) 2. part one beast and part other beast (such as dragons, chimerae, etc.)

What do the Greek mythology creatures look like?

"Common" Greek mythology monsters would be for an example the Minotaur, Medusa, Chimeras, Hydra, Charybdis and Scylla, Harpies, Cyklops and two-headed snakes. Examples of creatures that are certainly not natural, but mayhaps not monsters either, are Pegasus, Centaurs, Satyrs, Nymphs and Mermaids.

Related questions

What is an evil manticore in the titan's curse?

Dr. Thorn is the manticore

When was The Manticore created?

The Manticore was created in 1972.

When was The Manticore's Secret created?

The Manticore's Secret was created in 2005.

When was Manticore - film - created?

Manticore - film - was created in 2005.

When was Manticore Records created?

Manticore Records was created in 1973.

What does a manticore eat?

The manticore is a fictional character creature who was a man eater

When was The Return of the Manticore created?

The Return of the Manticore was created in 1971-01.

How many pages does The Manticore's Secret have?

The Manticore's Secret has 536 pages.

What is the ISBN of The Manticore's Secret?

The ISBN of The Manticore's Secret is 0-14-400067-9.

Where did the manticore live in Greek mythology?

The Manticore is not a creature of Greek mythology, but rather, one of Persian.

What is the manticore special powers?

The manticore can use it's deadly wings to fly to you. It's tail has a extremly sharp edge. It has razor sharp teeth tha if I was standing by a Manticore I would not like it.

Where does the manticore live?

In India