one of the strangest mythological animals in Etruscan mythology is the Chimera
it has the head and body of a lion, the tail is a snake, and it has a goat head sticking out of it's back. Oh yeah, and the goat breathes fire.
there is a famous sculpture of one that is normally in a museum in Firenze, but right now is on loan to the Getty Villa in LA. I guess i will see it when i get home