A mythical creature made from several animals is a chimera. Gargoyles are grotesque figures which are part of a waterspout. Gargoylesque sculptures that don’t serve as waterspouts and are merely decorative are referred to as grotesques. Guarding an Old Town residence against evil spirits, or perhaps the tax man, this may be the one and only grotesque chimera in Alexandria. Or maybe it’s just a hound from hell.