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19th Apr '18 7:06:20 PM Jakeukalane
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* The '''Wingless Gryphon''', also called the '''Minoan Gryphon''', '''Alces''', '''Keythong''' and '''Demigryph''', depicted as either a regular gryphon without wings or an eagle-headed lion. The exact name used tends to depend on context and the precise anatomy of the creature. "Minoan gryphon" tends to be restricted to gryphons in the artwork of the Minoan civilization of Crete. The alces and keythong originate in medieval heraldry, with the keythong being distinguished by spikes or thorns replacing the wings (in fact, those "spikes" are sunrays). "Demigryph" is a more recent term and tends to be applied in fantasy fiction to all wingless gryphons, although those depicted with sunrays sprouting from their shoulders are still typically called keythongs.

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* The '''Wingless Gryphon''', also called the '''Minoan Gryphon''', '''Alces''', '''Keythong''' and '''Demigryph''', depicted as either a regular gryphon without wings or an eagle-headed lion. The exact name used tends to depend on context and the precise anatomy of the creature. "Minoan gryphon" tends to be restricted to gryphons in the artwork of the Minoan civilization of Crete. The alces and keythong originate in medieval heraldry, with the keythong being distinguished by spikes or thorns replacing the wings (in fact, those "spikes" are sunrays). sun rays). "Demigryph" is a more recent term and tends to be applied in fantasy fiction to all wingless gryphons, although those depicted with sunrays sun rays sprouting from their shoulders are still typically called keythongs.
19th Apr '18 7:05:05 PM Jakeukalane
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* The '''Wingless Gryphon''', also called the '''Minoan Gryphon''', '''Alces''', '''Keythong''' and '''Demigryph''', depicted as either a regular gryphon without wings or an eagle-headed lion. The exact name used tends to depend on context and the precise anatomy of the creature. "Minoan gryphon" tends to be restricted to gryphons in the artwork of the Minoan civilization of Crete. The alces and keythong originate in medieval heraldry, with the keythong being distinguished by spikes or thorns replacing the wings. "Demigryph" is a more recent term and tends to be applied in fantasy fiction to all wingless gryphons, although those depicted with spikes sprouting from their shoulders are still typically called keythongs.

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* The '''Wingless Gryphon''', also called the '''Minoan Gryphon''', '''Alces''', '''Keythong''' and '''Demigryph''', depicted as either a regular gryphon without wings or an eagle-headed lion. The exact name used tends to depend on context and the precise anatomy of the creature. "Minoan gryphon" tends to be restricted to gryphons in the artwork of the Minoan civilization of Crete. The alces and keythong originate in medieval heraldry, with the keythong being distinguished by spikes or thorns replacing the wings. wings (in fact, those "spikes" are sunrays). "Demigryph" is a more recent term and tends to be applied in fantasy fiction to all wingless gryphons, although those depicted with spikes sunrays sprouting from their shoulders are still typically called keythongs.
19th Apr '18 5:18:45 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''FanFic/EquestriaDivided:'' House Stormwing uses both regular gryphons and keythongs.

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* In ''FanFic/EquestriaDivided:'' ''FanFic/EquestriaDivided'', House Stormwing uses both regular gryphons and keythongs.
19th Apr '18 3:37:45 AM Muppet
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* In ''FanFic/EquestriaDivided:'' House Stormwing uses both regular gryphons and keythongs.
18th Feb '18 1:07:48 PM Jubileus57
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* Griffins in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' are modeled after the Opinicus but have ears like the Classical Gryphon. They also have multiple Mii eyes on their wings.
5th Feb '18 9:18:53 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', a gold and white griffin appears at the top of Purgatory as an allegory for Christ, who is both God and man like the griffin is both eagle and lion. In order to make this work with the doctrine that Christ is 100% divine and 100% human with no compromise, Dante perceives the griffin as both a complete eagle and a complete lion simultaneously, creating a very bizarre image that he struggles to convey.
27th Jan '18 4:53:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Disney/{{Hercules}} The Animated Series'' had two griffins. One was elderly and had the job of guarding the first diamond. The other was a talk show host and was [[InkSuitActor voiced by]]... MervGriffin.

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* ''Disney/{{Hercules}} The Animated Series'' had two griffins. One was elderly and had the job of guarding the first diamond. The other was a talk show host and was [[InkSuitActor voiced by]]... MervGriffin.Creator/MervGriffin.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had Orson and his friends SeparateSceneStorytelling themselves in their own version of Camelot called "Hamelot" where they must bypass a hungry talk show host griffin who was obviously a spoof on MervGriffin.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had Orson and his friends SeparateSceneStorytelling themselves in their own version of Camelot called "Hamelot" where they must bypass a hungry talk show host griffin who was obviously a spoof on MervGriffin.Creator/MervGriffin.



* MervGriffin is naturally a very different griffin, being a person with that family name. The emblem for his company, Merv Griffin Enterprises, was a stained glass window of an Opinicus griffin with lion ears (and strangely, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mge84.JPG a single horse hoof]]). This emblem appeared after the closing credits for each Enterprises television show in the 1980s and 1990s, including ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.

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* MervGriffin Creator/MervGriffin is naturally a very different griffin, being a person with that family name. The emblem for his company, Merv Griffin Enterprises, was a stained glass window of an Opinicus griffin with lion ears (and strangely, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mge84.JPG a single horse hoof]]). This emblem appeared after the closing credits for each Enterprises television show in the 1980s and 1990s, including ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' and ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''.
30th Dec '17 5:12:03 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The '''Hippogriff''', which resembles a gryphon with the body and back limbs of a horse[[labelnote:*]]Nothing to do with hippopotamuses, "hippo" is Greek for "horse" AndNowYouKnow[[/labelnote]] instead of a lion, was made newly popular by Creator/JKRowling, but was otherwise already well established in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Renaissance lore]] due to its use in Ludovico Ariosto's epic ''Orlando Furioso''[[labelnote:*]]Hippogriffs appear or are mentioned sporadically in works before the ''Orlando'', but both their popularity and their nature and appearance in later works are very much due to their appearance in Ariosto's epic[[/labelnote]]. It seems to have originally been an extravagant CueTheFlyingPigs-style joke: "breeding gryphons with horses" was a metaphor used by Creator/{{Virgil}} for an impossible task, since gryphons '''ate''' horses (compare "dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria" in ''Film/Ghostbusters1984''). Nowadays, though, it's become synonymous with [[Franchise/HarryPotter certain teenage wizards]]. Other ungulates might be used instead of horses.

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* The '''Hippogriff''', which resembles a gryphon with the body and back limbs of a horse[[labelnote:*]]Nothing to do with hippopotamuses, "hippo" is Greek for "horse" AndNowYouKnow[[/labelnote]] instead of a lion, was made newly popular by Creator/JKRowling, but was otherwise already well established in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Renaissance lore]] due to its use in Ludovico Ariosto's epic ''Orlando Furioso''[[labelnote:*]]Hippogriffs appear or are mentioned sporadically in works before the ''Orlando'', but both their popularity and their nature and appearance in later works are very much due to their appearance in Ariosto's epic[[/labelnote]]. It seems to have originally been an extravagant CueTheFlyingPigs-style joke: "breeding gryphons with horses" was a metaphor used by Creator/{{Virgil}} for an impossible task, since gryphons '''ate''' horses (compare "dogs "[[Film/Ghostbusters1984 dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria" in ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'').hysteria]]"). Nowadays, though, it's become synonymous with [[Franchise/HarryPotter certain teenage wizards]]. Other ungulates might be used instead of horses.
30th Dec '17 5:11:03 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The '''Hippogriff''', which resembles a gryphon with the body and back limbs of a horse[[labelnote:*]]Nothing to do with hippopotamuses, "hippo" is Greek for "horse" AndNowYouKnow[[/labelnote]] instead of a lion, was made newly popular by Creator/JKRowling, but was otherwise already well established in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Renaissance lore]] due to its use in Ludovico Ariosto's epic ''Orlando Furioso''[[labelnote:*]]Hippogriffs appear or are mentioned sporadically in works before the ''Orlando'', but both their popularity and their nature and appearance in later works are very much due to their appearance in Ariosto's epic[[/labelnote]]. It seems originally to have been meant as an extravagant joke, since "to breed gryphons with horses" was used as a metaphor for an impossible task (since gryphons '''ate''' horses). This meant its appearance was sort of a variant of CueTheFlyingPigs. Nowadays, though, it's become synonymous with [[Franchise/HarryPotter certain teenage wizards]]. Other ungulates might be used instead of horses.

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* The '''Hippogriff''', which resembles a gryphon with the body and back limbs of a horse[[labelnote:*]]Nothing to do with hippopotamuses, "hippo" is Greek for "horse" AndNowYouKnow[[/labelnote]] instead of a lion, was made newly popular by Creator/JKRowling, but was otherwise already well established in [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance Renaissance lore]] due to its use in Ludovico Ariosto's epic ''Orlando Furioso''[[labelnote:*]]Hippogriffs appear or are mentioned sporadically in works before the ''Orlando'', but both their popularity and their nature and appearance in later works are very much due to their appearance in Ariosto's epic[[/labelnote]]. It seems to have originally to have been meant as an extravagant joke, since "to breed CueTheFlyingPigs-style joke: "breeding gryphons with horses" was used as a metaphor used by Creator/{{Virgil}} for an impossible task (since task, since gryphons '''ate''' horses). This meant its appearance was sort of a variant of CueTheFlyingPigs.horses (compare "dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria" in ''Film/Ghostbusters1984''). Nowadays, though, it's become synonymous with [[Franchise/HarryPotter certain teenage wizards]]. Other ungulates might be used instead of horses.
5th Dec '17 10:12:59 AM Theriocephalus
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[[caption-width-right:300:Fearsome, majestic, and...[[RecordNeedleScratch wait]], what's #5 called again?]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Fearsome, majestic, and... [[RecordNeedleScratch wait]], what's #5 called again?]]
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