manticore lore

Manticore Man Eater of Persia

Manticore is a mythical creature believed to be unconquerable. This beast is best known for its strange and magnificent features. The early Greek report of the creature is a greatly distorted description of a Caspian tiger. These creatures are believed to be the mightiest beasts, capable of devouring any animal in the jungle except an elephant. There is no specific information on why the creature could not defeat an elephant. Still, documentation shows that, for some reason, the elephant was seemingly able to avoid even the most powerful of the manticores. The name is an adaptation of the Persian name for the beast known as martichoras. This name is thought to be closely translated to ‘man-eater.’

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