According to Greek mythology, the Chimera is a fire-breathing monster from Asia Minor. The Chimera looks like a Lion with the head of a Goat protruding from its back and a snake as its tail. The term Chimera has now been used to describe any mythical creature which has parts from various animals. The sight of a Chimera was considered to be a bad omen. The hero Bellerophon was commanded to slay this beast by King Iobates. Bellerophon rode into battle on his winged horse Pegasus and drove a lead-tipped sword into the Chimera’s flame covered mouth choking it on the molten metal.