Medieval legend is full of bizarre beasts that can make for great inspiration for your fantasy story.
No doubt you've heard of centaurs, which are generally good and noble creatures. But what about the onocentaur?
This beast has the upper body of a man, and the lower body of a donkey. The human half is rational, but the donkey half is wild and without control. The onocentaur is symbolic of lust and the hypocrisy of those who speak of doing good, but who do evil instead.
The onocentaur is often depicted carrying a club or bow for a weapon, and is sometimes seen working together with the siren, luring men to their doom.