By Chas Walch
Description of the Griffin
The Griffin is a mythical creature known to come from many different places. The Griffin is a portrayed mix between an eagle and a lion. The head and front legs are of an eagle, with feathers and the wings of an eagle as well. The neck back is the body of a lion. The Griffin is a kingly creature that demands respect and was thought to be very wise, like the dragon.
Origin of the Griffin
The Griffin is known to come from a variety of different places among the earth. But was first known in Egypt 3300 B.C.
Pliny the Elder believed that the Griffin came from Northern Russia.
Aeschylus, the father of tradegy, thought they came from Ethiopia.
Bulfinch, the author of “Bulfinchs Myths”, and studier of ancient Romans and Greeks, wrote that their native country was India.
Herodotus, a greek historian and known as the Father of Lies, said that the legends of Griffins came from the Issedonians, who lived beyond the Oural Mountains.