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ing does indeed give an excellent idea of the traditional griffin. The griffin is a
composite creature, with the body of a lion, and the head and wings of an eagle.
The creature has a long and complicated history, both in art and legend. Even
Lawrence helped to excavate before World War I), a griffin is carved on the tenth-
century palace wall. Griffins are also found on Assyrian carvings during the
following centuries. In the eighth century bc they are found on cast bronzes and ...
One of these did indeed show a creature much like the griffin fighting with a
warrior. Clearly enough these creatures he describes were intended to deter the
Greeks and Persians from seeking out the sources of the gold in Central Asia.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review