Griffins are monsters associated with the loyal guarding of treasure and for strict monogamy.
Christianity adopted the monster as parallels between the Griffin’s union of the king of beats Lion and king of birds Eagle, of the terrestrial and of aerial, was portrayed as a symbol of Christ.
Ostrich eggs where sold in European medieval courts as extremely rare Griffin eggs and for their medicinal traits.
Griffin’s are usually depicted as having a lion’s body, the head and wings of an eagle. Some griffins are shown with lion claws on all four legs and others have eagle talons on the forelegs.
Griffins without wings are more acurately known as keythongs or alces.
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Is there a griffin or other monster on a building near you?