It was clear he was a creation of the gods. How could they yell him he was never supposed to have come into existence? Memecoleous lashed out in anger and demanded he be told his purpose, yet his words were perceived as nothing more than a bloodthirsty howl. Infuriated by the silence, he swiped the air with his two massive claws. Each strike rent the wings from the angels come down to restrain him, and their blood stained the ground below.
Memecoleous is an alternative name of Manticore, along with Manticora, Mantichora, Manticory, Martikora, Mantiserra, Mancomorion. The manticore (Early Middle Persian Martyaxwar) is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), sometimes bat-like wings, and a trumpet-like voice. Other aspects of the creature vary from story to story. It may be horned, winged, or both. The tail is that of either a dragon or a scorpion, and it may shoot venomous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. It devours its prey whole and leaves no clothes, bones, or possessions of the prey behind.