A Nue (鵺) is a legendary beast that has "the head of a monkey, the body of a raccoon dog, the legs of a tiger, and a snake as a tail". These beasts bring bad luck to others. The nue is somewhat similar in concept to the Western chimera.
Nue in Touhou
The different variants of the nue belong to one individual known as Nue Houjuu. This implies that Nue may be the only one of her kind or they are an extremely rare species of youkai.
While the youkai known as Nue is depicted as a chimera like creature, there is no documentation of what Nue actually looked like. There is no relation between the chimera and the youkai Nue.
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