The Manticore is a Persian monster whose name means "Man-eater", it has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth and a trumpet-like voice. Other aspects of the creature vary from story to story. It may be horned, winged, or both. The tail is that of either a dragon or a scorpion, and it shoots poisonous spines to paralyze and kill its victims. It devours its prey whole and leaves no clothes, bones, or possessions of the prey behind.
Pazuzu, however, has the torso of a man, legs of a dragon or rooster, head of a lion, two pairs of wings, scorpion tail, and monstrous, clawed hands.