Newt on the Manticore

An extract from the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Manticore is a highly dangerous Greek beast with the head of a man, the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion. As dangerous as the Chimaera, and as rare, the Manticore is reputed to croon softly as it devours its prey. Manticore skin repels almost all known charms and the sting causes instant death.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling