From this point a large area of open water was seen which was believed to be an "open Polar Sea," a chimera which played an important and delusive role in subsequent explorations.
Chimera has come to describe any being with split personalities or features, much like the mythical creature.
The economic system that he so highly values is a chimera.
The chimera is a mysterious mythical creature, only a fable.
Vanquishing world child hunger and starvation might only be a chimera.
The ancient hero Bellerophon saved the day by slaying the chimera.
The thing I kept seeing out of the corner of my eye turned out to be a mere chimera.
His personal chimera would be to be the CEO of his company.
Although she is quite ambitious about world peace, it's likely a chimera of an ideal.
The fearsome chimera is my favorite mythical creature.