This resource might not be true, so check in a reliable resource to make sure. Griffin (AKA Gryphon) is a popular creature. It has head of an eagle and body of a lion. Because lion is the king of mammals and eagle is the king of birds griffin is very powerful creature. Griffins are known for guarding treasure.
Griffin from outsideEditFirst of all griffin is Huge! It can easily pick up a horse with a rider on it! Griffin is separated into two animals: lion and eagle. The front part (front legs, head, wings) of an animal is from an eagle and the back part (back legs, tail, body) of an animal is from lion. The body is covered with feathers and lion paws have eagle claws. It also has lion ears with eagles head, which may make the picture weird. The eagle is usually 'Bald eagle'. Sometimes Griffin has also snakes tail. Though again, it depends on where the griffin is from. Most are very reckless and wild, very few people in history have tamed them.
Griffin from insideEdit
Griffins are wild animals at India, so they are not friendly to humans. They are rather angry beasts. They feed their babies with human meat although, adult griffins like to eat horse meat. Griffins are sometimes used as pets. On some pictures dark knights fly with these creatures.
What do Griffins do?Edit
Griffins live on high mountains in India where they dig 'Griffin's gold' so they could make a nest from it. Griffins are also sometimes used as pets. On some pictures dark knights fly with these creatures.
Griffins in LiteratureEdit
* John Milton, in Book II of 'Paradise Lost'
* Griffins are used widely in Persian poetry.
* In Dante Alighieri's 'The Divine Comedy'
* In Voltaire's La Princesse de Babylone (The Princess of Babylon; 1768)
* Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1865)
* In L. Frank Baum's 'The Marvelous Land of Oz' (1904)
* C. S. 'Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe'
* In T. H. White's 'The Once and Future King' (1958)
* In Geoff Ryman's 'The Warrior Who Carried Life' (1980)
* In the Dragonlance series (1984 onwards)
* In Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' comic book series (1988-1996)
* In Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon's 'The Mage Wars Trilogy'
* In Tamora Pierce's 'Squire'
* In Patricia McKillip's 'Song for the Basilisk' (1998
* In Bruce Coville's 'Song of the Wanderer' (1999)
* In Wilanne Schneider Belden's 'Frankie!' (1987)
* In 'Collinsfort Village' by Joe Ekaitis (2005)
* In Bill Peet's 'The Pinkish Purplish Bluish Egg' (1984)
* In Katherine Robert's "The Amazon Temple Quest"
* In Nick O'Donohoe's Crossroads series
* In James C. Christianson's 'Voyage of the Basset'
* In 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'
* In The 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (2000)