Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 9: Favorite Mythical Creature

The Gryphon/Griffin/Griffon is a lion-bodied, eagle-headed beast. The lion is considered the king of beasts, while the eagle is considered the king of birds. This creature is a representation of divine energy. Griffins were known to guard great treasure, and one of their talons could be used as a drinking cup. This cup would change colors if poison were added, and it was considered to be a very valuable prize indeed.

Oh, it's also my family name. :)

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