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Griffin

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"Griffin"
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Details
Type(s)
Beast
Source
Egyptian mythology
Scale
Large
Other names
Griffon, gryphon
Similar creature(s)
Gryph, Hippogriff


The griffin is a creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Some variations may be found, where the lion to eagle ratio is different.

Source[edit | edit source]

While popular in greek mythology, the griffin has it's earliest appearance in ancient egyptian art, dating back to 3300 BC.

Media[edit | edit source]

Griffins appear in the following media:

Folklore[edit | edit source]

Games[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • Harry Potter
    • In Hogwarts, a statue of a griffin can be found outside the headmasters office.

Music[edit | edit source]

  • Gryphon
    • Is the name of a British progressive rock band formed in the 1970s. See more about them on the official Gryphon's website
  • Send In The Silver Gryphons (Album: Owlflight)
    • Is a song written by fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey, and performed by Michael Longcor and Cecilia Eng.

Novels[edit | edit source]

  • Harry Potter
    • In Hogwarts, a statue of a griffin can be found outside the headmasters office.
  • Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach
  • Gryphons - a book by Alyx Jae Shaw

Other[edit | edit source]

  • The Gryphon newspaper
  • Gryphon Stringed Instruments
    • Gryphon is a manufacturer of various stringed instruments. "Gryphon is San Francisco Bay Area’s leading source of mandolins, banjos, and both nylon and steel-string acoustic guitars."[1]

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