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In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, the gorgimera (/ɡɔːrɡɪˈmɛərɑː/ gor-gih-MAYR-ah)[1] is a type of magical beast.

Publication history[edit]

The gorgimera first appeared in the module The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982).[2] The gorgimera also appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[3]

The gorgimera appeared in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[4] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[5]

The gorgimera appeared in third edition in Dungeon #151 (October 2007).


A gorgimera is a variant of the chimera, with the hindquarters (and third head) of a gorgon instead of a goat. Its gorgon head likewise has a gorgon's breath weapon.

The gorgon's head can see into both the Astral and Ethereal planes, and its breath weapon extends therein.

Like its relative the chimera, the gorgimera can also speak a limited form of the language of red dragons.

Other publishers[edit]

The gorgimera appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[6]


  1. ^ Mentzer, Frank. "Ay pronunseeAY shun gyd" Dragon #93 (TSR, 1985)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (TSR, 1982)
  3. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  4. ^ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  5. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  6. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 155–156. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.