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Hippogriff

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"Hippogriff"
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Details
Type(s)
Beast
Source
Greek mythology
Scale
Large
Other names
Hippogryph, Hippogryphe
Similar creature(s)
Gryph, Griffin


The Hippogryph is a creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a horse; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Some variations may be found, where the horse to eagle ratio is different. Some variations may be encountered where the horse has been substituded with a stag and the eagle head has antlers.

Source[edit | edit source]

The first recorded mention of the hippogriff was made by the Latin poet Virgil in his Eclogues.

Media[edit | edit source]

Hippogriffs appear in the following media:

Folklore[edit | edit source]

Games[edit | edit source]

  • Gems of War
  • Runes of Magic
  • Warcraft III
  • World of Warcraft
    • The hippogryph has the front of an eagle, and body and hind leggs of a horse. They have antlers and glowing eyes. Hippogryphs are the chosen flight mount for nightelves.

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • Harry Potter
    • Hippogriffs are majestic and very proud creatures. They are sentient and have complex rituals concerning politness. They can however be fierce and terrible opponents if angered.

Music[edit | edit source]

Novels[edit | edit source]

  • Harry Potter
    • Hippogriffs are majestic and very proud creatures. They are sentient and have complex rituals concerning politness. They can however be fierce and terrible opponents if angered.