Mantises are an order (Mantodea) of insects that contains over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 15 families. The largest family is the Mantidae ("mantids"). Mantises are distributed worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. They have triangular heads with bulging eyes supported on flexible necks.
Color Scheme and Regions. This section displays the Mantis's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Mantis.
This one may legitimately call herself a mistress of the martial arts... -- Mantis. Mantis was the daughter of Gustav Brandt and Lua Nguyen. While a child, she was trained by the alien Priests of Pama, a sect of the Kree, who believed that she might become the "Celestial Madonna".
Master Mantis is one of the supporting characters of the Kung Fu Panda franchise. He is a member of the Furious Five as well as one of Master Shifu's students at the Jade Palace. He is a master of the Mantis Style of kung fu.
[Greek, seer, praying mantis (from the insect's habit of holding its front legs in a pose resembling that of a seer in prayer...
From Avenger to cosmic traveler to the legendary Celestial Madonna, Mantis is perhaps one of the most well-traveled characters in the Marvel Universe.
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manētis. second-person plural present active indicative of maneō.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek μάντις (mántis, “soothsayer”). mantis (plural mantises or mantes). Any of various large insects of the order Mantodea that catch insects or other small animals with their powerful forelegs. A green colour, like that of many mantises. praying mantis. matins. santim. Tamsin.
/man"tis/, n., pl. mantises, mantes /-teez/. any of several predaceous insects of the order Mantidae, having a long prothorax and typically holding the forelegs in an upraised position as if in prayer.