Search ... <- Back . Home  .Forward -> ... Index
 
Lycia  (LISH-ee-a)

An ancient kingdom in Asia Minor (the Asian portion of modern Turkey). Mythologically, Lycia was beleaguered by the Chimaera, a fire-breathing monster that was part lion, part goat and part snake. Iobates, Lycia's king, sent Bellerophon after the beast in the expectation that the hero would never return. But with the help of the gods and the flying horse Pegasus, Bellerophon exterminated the Chimaera.
Bellerophon slaying the Chimaera. (zoom)