Multilingual flashcard 73 and another mythical creature – the griffin (also known as griffon or gryphon) – a combination of an eagle and a lion.
As the eagle was the king of the skies and the lion was the king of the land, the griffin has traditionally been seen as an extremely powerful creature. They are commonly found in the art and literature of Ancient Greece but there is also evidence of their representation in Ancient Egypt and Persia. In heraldry it is often used to represent military strength and leadership.
A hippogriff would result if a griffin mates with a horse.