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Manticore




















The Manticore or Martichora is a Persian legendary creature.It has a body of a lion,with three rows of sharp teeth,a face that resembles that of a human,sometimes bat-like wings and a poisonous tail.It devours its prey whole without leaving any trace of the prey behind.

Origins:

The Manticore myth if of Persian legend,where its name was "man-eater".The earliest known account of the Manticore was chronicled by Ctesias, who served in the courts of Persia in the 5th century B.C. The Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, also depicted the Manticore in his works of natural history. Aristotle,the famous philosopher also described it:


"If we may believe Ctesias...he mentions an Indian animal called Martichora, which had three rows of teeth in each jaw; it is as large and rough as a lion, and has similar feet, but its ears and face are like those of a man; its eye is grey, and its body red; it has a tail like a land scorpion, in which there is a sting; it darts forth the spines with which it is covered, instead of hair, and it utters a noise resembling the united sound of a pipe and a trumpet; it is not less swift of foot than a stag, and is wild, and devours men."

Explanation:

Most skeptics suggest that the Manticore legend extended from nothing more than exaggerated eye witness accounts of man eating tigers, which where known to ravage jungle villages, especially in northern India. Other investigators suggest that the Manticore may be an actually creature, which through years of evolution has developed features which at a distance appear to be very human like, this is designed to both lull and lure its favorite pray, man kind.There remains no physical evidence of the Manticore in modern times, highly credible men such as Pliny the Elder have documented there existence which gives some them some credibility.

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