Serpent of splendour.
An incredible composite creature from Mesopotamian mythology, the Sirrush is a dragon-like being of Ancient Babylon. A scaly reptile with crested horned head, a forked tongue, lion fore-claws and eagle-esque talons as its hind legs is a fantastical being is pretty prominent in Middle Eastern iconography and artwork. Gracing King Nebuchadnezzer II's great Ishtar Gate, the Babylonian beast also goes by the musical name Mushhushshu which makes the awe-inspiring hybrid even more exciting. The fact that its name literally means "Splendour Serpent" says it all, and the weird and wonderful reptilian revered in Ancient Assyria is an appealing and unique mythical monster that captures the imagination for sure.