History Main / OurGryphonsAreDifferent

2nd Apr '17 4:18:46 PM DustSnitch
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May overlap with GiantFlyer should the gryphon have wings. The wingless opinicus never flies, being seemingly not as magical as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent eastern dragons]]. In contrast to their formerly benign religious symbolism, an example being the Gryphon in Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', which represents the mingling of the human and divine natures in [[{{Jesus}} Christ]], modern gryphons often appear as dark if not demonic, though [[DarkIsNotEvil they might still be good]]; or [[LightIsNotGood they may be light-themed but evil]]. They are sometimes used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor flying steeds]]. If gryphons are used as part of the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, one may then expect a WingedHumanoid to be present.

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May overlap with GiantFlyer should the gryphon have wings. The wingless opinicus never flies, being seemingly not as magical as [[OurDragonsAreDifferent eastern dragons]]. In contrast to their formerly benign religious symbolism, an example being the Gryphon in Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', which represents the mingling of the human and divine natures in [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]], modern gryphons often appear as dark if not demonic, though [[DarkIsNotEvil they might still be good]]; or [[LightIsNotGood they may be light-themed but evil]]. They are sometimes used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor flying steeds]]. If gryphons are used as part of the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, one may then expect a WingedHumanoid to be present.
18th Mar '17 6:02:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Eyrie from {{Neopets}}, originally a dragon-like creature, became an opinicus sort of gryphon, albeit with ears.

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The Eyrie from {{Neopets}}, originally a dragon-like creature, became an opinicus sort of gryphon, albeit with ears.
8th Mar '17 5:52:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series by MercedesLackey, gryphons are highly intelligent beings who were [[CreatingLifeIsAwesome created by a powerful mage]] thousands of years before the main timeline; their origins are explored in the ''Mage Wars'' prequel trilogy. They are universally noble and brave but also vain and hedonistic. Unlike some of the intelligent races, which lacking human mouths communicate solely through [[{{Telepathy}} Mindspeech]], gryphons can speak aloud but are prone to {{Sssssnaketalk}} and TrrrillingRrrs. They are not capable of carrying a rider, but if you magic up a basket to be weightless you might find a gryphon to tow it for you.

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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series by MercedesLackey, Creator/MercedesLackey, gryphons are highly intelligent beings who were [[CreatingLifeIsAwesome created by a powerful mage]] thousands of years before the main timeline; their origins are explored in the ''Mage Wars'' prequel trilogy. They are universally noble and brave but also vain and hedonistic. Unlike some of the intelligent races, which lacking human mouths communicate solely through [[{{Telepathy}} Mindspeech]], gryphons can speak aloud but are prone to {{Sssssnaketalk}} and TrrrillingRrrs. They are not capable of carrying a rider, but if you magic up a basket to be weightless you might find a gryphon to tow it for you.
3rd Mar '17 1:34:12 AM Theriocephalus
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** As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the parent tabletop game]], Emperor Karl Franz can ride an enormous griffon named Deathclaw that he raised from an egg. Imperial Griffons are also a high-level steed for Imperial generals, and Imperial Amber Wizards, who specialize in the [[TheBeastmaster Lore of Beasts]], can ride smaller, green-feathered jade griffons. Judging from the concept art, it seems griffons may have the back half of any kind of large cat, with lions and tiger hindquarters showing up in the game itself.

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** As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the parent tabletop game]], Emperor Karl Franz can ride an enormous griffon named Deathclaw that he raised from an egg. Imperial Griffons are also a high-level steed for Imperial generals, and Imperial Amber Wizards, who specialize in the [[TheBeastmaster Lore of Beasts]], can ride smaller, green-feathered jade griffons. Judging from the concept art, it seems griffons may Griffons can have the back half of any kind multiple kinds of large cat, with lions and lion, tiger and clouded leopard hindquarters showing up in the game itself.game.
3rd Mar '17 12:51:53 AM Theriocephalus
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** As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the parent tabletop game]], Emperor Karl Franz can ride an enormous griffon named Deathclaw that he raised from an egg. A smaller, green-feathered jade griffon is also a possible mount for Imperial Amber Wizards, who specialize in the [[TheBeastmaster Lore of Beasts]]. Judging from the concept art, it seems griffons may have the back half of any kind of large cat.

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** As in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} the parent tabletop game]], Emperor Karl Franz can ride an enormous griffon named Deathclaw that he raised from an egg. A smaller, green-feathered jade griffon is Imperial Griffons are also a possible mount high-level steed for Imperial generals, and Imperial Amber Wizards, who specialize in the [[TheBeastmaster Lore of Beasts]]. Beasts]], can ride smaller, green-feathered jade griffons. Judging from the concept art, it seems griffons may have the back half of any kind of large cat.cat, with lions and tiger hindquarters showing up in the game itself.



* ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'' has Gwiffons and the larger Megalogwiffs, which are giant marshmallow peeps that fulfill the role of griffons as mounts for the good aligned forces.

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* ''{{Webcomic/Erfworld}}'' has Gwiffons and the larger Megalogwiffs, which are giant marshmallow peeps that fulfill the role of griffons as mounts for the good aligned good-aligned forces.



** Also apparently actually quite fearsome, which is understandable when you realize that their entire front opens into [[JustEatHim a gigantic gummy maw]]. They eat horn, hooves, and marrow, and get soggy in the rain.

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** Also They're also apparently actually quite fearsome, which is understandable when you realize that their entire front opens into [[JustEatHim a gigantic gummy maw]]. They eat horn, hooves, and marrow, and get soggy in the rain.
22nd Feb '17 10:27:53 PM Theriocephalus
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** Hero units from the Kingdom of Bretonnia have the option to ride hippogriffs.

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** Hero Hippogriffs appear in the Bretonnian army roster both as mounts for hero units from and for a unit of elite air cavalry, the Kingdom of Bretonnia have the option to ride hippogriffs.Hippogriff Knights.
21st Feb '17 10:06:32 PM Theriocephalus
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** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone]]" reveals some more tidbits. Gilda hails from Griffonstone, a Griffon kingdom that is located in a mountainous continent across the sea from Equestria. Said kingdom used to be a proud one, but the loss of a precious idol broke the griffons' spirit. Griffonstone is in a rather sorry state, and all of its inhabitants are greedy, selfish jerks who won't do anything for free even if lives are at stake. Griffons are also seen to be more varied than just half-eagle half-lion, with some being part tiger or part owl and so on. All griffon names so far start with "G". The episode's portrayal of griffons is fairly faithful to mythology -- the love of gold, less than friendly relations with horses, and rivalries with cyclopean beings are all shown to some extent in this episode.

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** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone]]" reveals some more tidbits. Gilda hails from Griffonstone, a Griffon kingdom that is located in a mountainous continent across the sea from Equestria. Said kingdom used to be a proud one, and strong, but the loss of a precious idol they based their national pride around broke the griffons' spirit. Griffonstone is in little more than a rather sorry state, decrepit slum nowadays, and all of its inhabitants are greedy, selfish jerks who won't do anything for free even if lives are at stake. Griffons are also seen to be more varied than just half-eagle half-lion, with some being part tiger or part owl and so on. All griffon names so far start with "G". The episode's portrayal of griffons is fairly faithful to mythology -- the love of gold, less than friendly relations with horses, and rivalries with cyclopean beings are all shown to some extent in this episode.
21st Feb '17 10:03:46 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/TheLastGuardian'': Tricos resemble nothing so much as truly gigantic griffins with all four legs being those of birds, a the face being more lion-like than eagle-like, a pair of small blue horns and a ''reputation for eating children''.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLastGuardian'': Tricos resemble nothing so much as truly gigantic griffins with all four legs being those of birds, a the face being more lion-like than eagle-like, a pair of small blue horns and a ''reputation for eating children''.
21st Feb '17 10:02:15 PM Theriocephalus
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* It took surprisingly long for ''Franchise/Pokemon'' to to have a griffon among its creatures. When it finally did, in VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon, it was pretty weird one. Type:Null and Silvally are essentially cyborg Pokemon made out of parts of other Pokemon, but their basic shape (talons on their front feet, paws on their hind feet, and a beaked head) resembles a Keythong or Minoan Gryphon.

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* It took surprisingly long for ''Franchise/Pokemon'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' to to have a griffon among its creatures. When it finally did, in VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon, ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', it was pretty weird one. Type:Null and Silvally are essentially cyborg Pokemon made out of parts of other Pokemon, but their basic shape (talons on their front feet, paws on their hind feet, and a beaked head) resembles a Keythong or Minoan Gryphon.
10th Feb '17 9:06:21 PM sonicsuns3
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The gryphon is sometimes other mythological winged bird/mammal hybrids are referred as "gryphons"; the most SadlyMythtaken case must be part bird and part stag [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peryton Peryton]].

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The gryphon is sometimes Sometimes other mythological winged bird/mammal hybrids are referred as "gryphons"; the most SadlyMythtaken case must be part bird and part stag [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peryton Peryton]].
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