Combining the head, wings, and talons of the majestic eagle with the body, legs, and tail of the powerful lion, the Griffin is truly the king of all mythical beasts. Known for wisdom and power, the Griffin plays a role in mythologies throughout the ancient world.
Despite its fantastical appearance, the Griffin's history isrooted in a believable tale. Myths tell of this eagle-lion hybridguarding hordes of gold, much like dragons. History tells thatskeletons of the dinosaur Pentaceratops, itself a creature with apowerful body, sharp claws, and a beaked face, have been discoverednear gold veins. Perhaps those bones were mistaken for those of aGriffin long ago.
The cautious Griffin peers out the opening of its cool cave,curious about the clanking and stomping outside. It sees an army,metal helmets and spear tips gleaming in the sun as the men marchthrough the desert. The powerful Griffin shudders its wings andflicks its tale. Surely, it thinks, the army wouldn't be foolishenough to steal its gold? One of the men breaks away from thegroup, peering toward the Griffin's cave. "Agamemnon!" anothercries. Do not enter there! It is the lair of fell beasts!"