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GARUN Reference Sheet

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Garun: GAU Mascot by Merystic

What is a Gryphon / Griffin

According to Wikipedia..

The griffin (also spelled "grifon", "gripon", or, most commonly, "gryphon" and referred to in Latin as gryphes) is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Griffins are normally known for guarding treasure. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.

Most contemporary illustrations give a griffin legs like an eagle's with talons, although in some older illustrations it has a lion's forelimbs; it generally has a lion's hindquarters. Its eagle's head is conventionally given prominent ears; these are sometimes described as the lion's ears, but are often elongated (more like a horse's), and are sometimes feathered.

Infrequently, a griffin is portrayed without wings, or a wingless eagle-headed lion is identified as a griffin; in 15th-century and later heraldry such a beast may be called an alce or a keythong. In heraldry, a griffin always has forelegs like an eagle's; the beast with forelimbs like a lion's forelegs was distinguished by perhaps only one English herald of later heraldry as the opinicus. The modern generalist calls it the lion-griffin, as for example, Robin Lane Fox, in Alexander the Great, 1973:31 and notes p. 506, who remarks a lion-griffin attacking a stag in a pebble mosaic at Pella, perhaps as an emblem of the kingdom of Macedon or a personal one of Alexander's successor Antipater.

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This group is for gryphon / griffin-like creature lovers alike. So what are you waiting for?
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Dec 23, 2009


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G.A.U Stamps

If you have a stamp of your gryphon character, just tell me and I will gladly add it here!


Merygryph Stamp by francis-john Mochi Stamp by francis-john Griffsnuff Stamp by francis-john Andromeda Stamp by francis-john


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Andy-Mantis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Is their a preferred folder for animation/Gifs?
TheTundraGhost Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
If it was done digitally then submit it into the "Digital" folder. :)
Andy-Mantis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
cool thanks!
CalicoGriffin Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm wondering why my deviation hasn't been accepted to the gallery? O.o I mean this one:…

The oldest discovered in Greece, griffins pictures presented wingless creatures. And inspiration by other animals than lion is common xP

It's not a big deal, but just wondering.
francis-john Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
resubmit and Ill accept
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