The manticore is a very unique mythological creature in the sense that it consists of having the body of a lion, a poisonous tail with spikes and the head of a human being. It has three rows of teeth in which it uses to eat its victims whole. They also have a very unique call, it sounds like a flute and a trumpet and most animals fleed when they heard it. Some depictions of the animal even say it and wings and could fly. Manticore means "the Eater of People". This creature was most commonly found in modern day Indonesia and India. It lived in the jungles and said to have an appetite for humans. As you can see this Mytholgical creature was very dangerous and was a force to be reccond with, he was powerful and a feared creature.
Manticore depiction taken from a woodcut
Manticore depiction taken from a woodcut Link: