Myths and legends are scattered with hybrids. They're designed to frighten, fill with awe and serve as jobs programs for cinematic special effects artists. Freakish, these beasts. There's the centaur, with the lower body of a horse and torso of a man. The Minotaur, the bastard child of King Minos of Crete, had the body of a man and the head of a bull, and it feasted on human flesh: a twisted allegory on cowboys. Or... More >>>
Here be dragons--if you count alligators, that is.