List of Fire Breathing Creatures

Other than us Fire Bugs, there are a few creatures from mythology who could supposedly breath flames. From China to the bible, our obsession with fire manipulation is shared through the ages. For information on the art of fire breathing, check out our resource pages.

Chimera kɪˈmɪərə

From Greek mythology, the Chimera is a monstrous fire-breathing female creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of multiple animals: the body of a lioness with a tail that ended in a snake’s head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. Not to be messed with.

Khalkotauroi khalkeoi

Mythical creatures that appear in the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece. They are two immense bulls with bronze hooves and bronze mouths through which they breathe fire.


Dragons are an iconic creature of legend. Typically with serpentine or otherwise reptilian traits with the ability to breathe fire. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other Asian countries. The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries.

European Dragons

Usually seen as evil creatures to be feared. The Latin word draco, as in constellation Draco, comes directly from Greek.

Chinese Dragons

In contrast to European dragons, which are considered evil, Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods.

Leviathan lɨˈvaɪ.əθən

A sea monster referred to in the Bible. In Demonology, Leviathan is one of the seven princes of Hell and its gatekeeper who can breath fire. See for yourself in Job 41.

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