Apple Bloom encounters the monster in the Flame Geyser Swamp on her way to deliver apple pies to a faraway town for Applejack.
The chimera attacks Apple Bloom with intent of eating her and the pies, but Applejack saves her and tames the monster with a snake-charming flute, a lion tamer's chair, and a hunk of ricotta cheese.
Heracles was sent to capture Cerberus as one of his twelve labors.
A bugbear appears in the season five episode Slice of Life.
It is a large creature with the upper body, arms, and legs of a panda bear and the antennae, wings, and stinger of a bumblebee.
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic hosts an array of creatures that have a counterpart in both mythology and fantasy, some of which are far more removed from their realistic counterpart than usual animals.
A few creatures, like dragons and Diamond Dogs, have speaking roles and display sapience when interacting with the protagonists.
Ahuizotl has a tuxedo-style coat, having dark blue fur over most of his body, while his stomach, jaws and hands are of a lighter blue.
Ahuizotl wears golden colored jewelry, such as a necklace, a single ear ring, and three bracelets, one for each foreleg, and one around his tail's wrist. Breezies are first introduced in It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, a group of which Fluttershy and her friends assist in migrating home.
In English mythology, a bugbear is an imaginary creature designed to scare disobeying children, similar to the bogeyman.
It is also a general term used to describe an ongoing annoyance.
When the bugbear attacks Ponyville, the Mane Six spend the episode fighting it off, eventually defeating it off-screen.