griffin

African - A monstrous bird. The Berbers say that the Ormaddu, a huge bird, mates with a female wolf to produce this monster which splits its mother apart when she gives birth. Occasionally called griffin, griffa, griffa, griffon, griffon, gripe, gripe, griffin, griffin, gryfon, gryfon, griffin, griffin, gryphon, gryphon, griffin, gryphs, gryphs, griffin, griffin, gryps, gryps or griffin.
Greek - A monster with the body of a lion and the beak and wings of an eagle. In some versions its two front legs were those of an eagle, in others (the opinicus) all four feet were those of a lion. This monster guarded the stream flowing with gold against the Arimaspi. Griffins were said to build their nests of gold and lay eggs made of agate. It was regarded as the animal of Apollo or Nemesis and, later, of the Roman Empire. Also known as griffin, griffa, griffa, griffon, griffon, gripe, gripe, griffin, griffin, gryfon, gryfon, griffin, griffin, gryphon, gryphon, griffin, gryphs, gryphs, griffin, griffin, gryps, gryps or griffin.

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