Many mythological creatures are there, which are a cross of a bull and a human. One version of the Assyrian Lamassu has a bull’s body, human’s head and eagle’s wings. Minotaur is a Greek creature with a human body and the head of a bull. Chi you, the Chinese tyrant, is another example of a mythological creature with a similar structural depiction. Some Puranas describe Nandi, the gatekeeper in Hindu mythology, as a bull-faced creature with a human body.
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a large half-human, half-lion statue in Egypt, on the Giza Plateau at the west bank of the Nile River near Cairo. The commonly used name "Sphinx" was given to it based on the Greek creature with the body of a lion, the head of a woman and the wings of an eagle, though this sphinx have the head of a man. It is one of the largest single-stone statues on Earth, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians in the 3rd millennium BC.