The Rio Olympics 2016 have come and gone, but are certainly not forgotten. Reflecting on the two animal avatars created for the event, many of us probably mistook them as Pokémon Go characters let loose in Rio de Janeiro [even despite a Brazilian ban to thwart game playing.] However upon closer examination, they appeared to have been closer in nature to what the Greek use to refer to as ’chimera,’ or an imaginary composite of a number of animals and plants meshed together to form menacing monsters. Except in the case of Vinicius and Tom, these two imagined creatures are surprisingly cute and the furthest thing from anything one might consider threatening.
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Uploaded: Aug 23, 2016