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Dear Sara,

What is a manticore?

Best wishes, Polly K.

Dear Polly,


A manticore is a creature originally found in Persian mythology, with a human head, a mouth containing three rows of sharklike teeth, a lion’s body, and may have horns, wings or both. Its name means “maneater” and it is known for eating its human prey whole, also devouring clothes and belongings. It can speak human language and may possess poisonous spines. Manticore is also a type of computer programming language that – it is to be hoped – does not devour one’s computer files.

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Sara Bellum, Editor-at-Large Buzzy Mag