The manticore is a creature from Greek mythology believed to have the body of a lion, bat wings, a scorpion tail and a human face although in different variations it has no wings, other lion characteristics and can shoot spines from its tail.
It is believed to be extremely dangerous and is known to kill humans.
It has since entered popular media including Dungeons & Dragons, Heroes of Might and Magic, Final Fantasy, God of War, Percy Jackson and innumerable other games and novels, though they are not as common as many other well-known mythical beasts. It also appeared in a sticker of one of Panini's sticker album, where a baby manticore is featured. A Ninja Sex Party song is also titled Manticore, including a summary of the creature's appearance in the first verse.