Tuesday, April 2, 2013


"The frightful Griffins (so legends tell) Amid the far Rhipaean mountains dwell."
H.P. Lovecraft, Gryphus In Asinum Mutatus

"They are described as hybrid monsters having the body of a lion and the head, torso, and legs of an eagle with large ears."
Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters and Dragons

"The Griffin is a monster with the body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle, and back covered in feathers. India  was assigned as the native country of the Griffins. It has long claws and talons of such a size that the people of that country make them into drinking-cups."
Thomas Bullfinch, Bullfinch's Mythology 

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