This is an entry into the Dragons of Lore contest over at CC.
The Creature That Love Created
Many years ago, Mephisto and Anyana met and fell in love. Mephisto was the most powerful wizard in the land, and Anyana was the sorceress to the king. After trying and failing to have a child of their own, one night the food and port led to a decision that would change the lands forever. They decided to create a creature of their own, born from the spells they cast. Using a bat and a snake, their favorite animals, they set out to combine them into an animal that the world would never forget!
more photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31157752@N04/sets/72157630831790830/