A griffin is a legendary beast believed to be the offspring of a lion and an eagle, depicted in various ways by many different human cultures in different places throughout antiquity. It is usually depicted as having the back legs, tail and body of a lion, with the head of an eagle, sometimes having projecting ears. It is usually shown with eagle wings, but sometimes is wingless and sometimes has eagle talons on its forefeet. The eagle part was sometimes covered in feathers while the lion part had fur.
The lion was considered to be the king of the beasts, while an eagle was the king of the birds. The griffin, as a hybrid of these two, inherited the qualities of both, making it very powerful and the king, or ruler, of all creatures. Griffins were also known by a number of other names including ‘griffon,’ ‘griffon,’ or ‘gryphon.’ They were often depicted as having wings, but sometimes found wingless, as in the fine example found in the Palace of Knossos and shown here. The Palace of Knossos was the ancient ceremonial and political centre of the Bronze Age Minoan civilisation on Crete, described as the earliest in Europe, indicating the age and importance of the griffin.
An amazing addition to your Asgard Rising collection and an opportunity to create epic battles during RPG games such as D&D!
Great for setting the scene for your Warhammer, D&D 5e, Pathfinder, Frostgrave campaigns!
3x Griffin Body
3x Round Base
3x Wing Pairs
- These figures are printed in Gray resin and will therefore be unpainted. It is up to you, the artist, to make it your own. Have fun and get creative!
- Get your glue ready! The chosen pieces will be sent separately; it's up to you to put them together!
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