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#31    Paulo

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 03:21 PM

Hey.
                                I just wanna share a picture about Griffins...

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 03:24 PM

Description There are a couple descriptions for Griffins: one is that it is part bird and part lion.  Sometimes it is specified as part lion, part eagle. Occasionally, it is represented as a lion's body with an eagles head (without wings.) Griffins are frequently large, capable of carrying a man and horse, or an elephant, in its talons. The term Griffin is also used to describe a large bird (see Roc.)


Features The long nails on a griffin's feet are as big as oxen horns, and can be used as cups.  The ribs can be used to make a bow. A male griffin that mates with a female horse produces a Hippogryph. According to Olaus Magnus, they live in the "Northern Mountains." According to Marco Polo, they are from Madagascar.  Can be hostile to horses.  


Also called Griffon or Gryphon


Could Actually be A large bird such as a Moa or a Condor, or the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar.


Described By: Pomponius Mela- " In Europe, constantly falling snow makes those places contiguous with the Riphean Mountains so impassable that, in addition, they prevent those who deliberately travel here from seeing anything.  After that comes a region of very rich soil but quite uninhabitable because griffins, a savage and tenacious breed of wild beasts, love- to an amazing degree- the gold that is mined from deep within the earth there, and because they guard it with an amazing hostility to those who set foot there."  (Romer, 1998.)
Mandeville- "In this land are many gryffons, more than in other places, and some say they have the body before as an Egle, and behinde as a Lyon, and it is trouth, for they be made so; but the griffen hath a body greater than 8 lyons, and stall worthier than a hundred eagles.  For certainly he wyl beare to his nest flying, a horse and a man upon his back, or two oxen yoked together."  (speaking of the land called Bactria)

Isidore of Seville- "The Gryphes are so called because they are winged quadrupeds.  This kind of wild beast is found in the Hyperborean Mountains.  In every part of their body they are lions, and in wings and heads are like eagles, and they are fierce enemies of horses.  Moreover they tear men to pieces."  (Brehaut, 1912)






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Posted 20 October 2003 - 03:27 PM

...Here;s a picture about Hippogriff....

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 03:32 PM

...Hippogriff...


Description A winged horse with the head and claws of an eagle. (The head, wings and front legs of a griffin, and the back legs of a horse.)


Features An elusive creature that can fly long distances at high altitudes. From the Riphaean mountains.


Also called Simoorgh or Simurgh or Senmurv - the Persian version, sometimes featured as a cross between a dog or lion and a huge bird.


Described By: Epic poems of Saadi and Ferdusi.

Milton-  "So saying he caught him up, and without wing  Of hippogrif, bore through the air sublime  Over the wilderness and o'er the plain." ( Paradise Regained)

Thomas Bulfinch- "Like a griffin, he had the head of an eagle, claws armed with talons, and wings covered with feathers, the rest of his body being that of a horse. This strange animal is called a Hippogriff."  (Legends of Charlemagne)



Meaning Griffins and horses were supposed to be mortal enemies.  The Hippogriff symbolizes an impossible thing.  There is an old expression  "Jungentur jam grypes equis" which means  "To cross griffons with horses", indicating an impossible scenario.




...Harry Potter will be riding a Hippofriff in HP part 3  tongue.gif

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 04:25 PM

Excellent info Paulo, Thanks.
Looking forward to the next Harry Potter film just to see what the Hippogriffs look like especially "Buckbeak"  original.gif  


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Posted 22 October 2003 - 01:36 AM

[QUOTE=sarkypi,Oct 17 2003, 11:32 PM][/QUOTE]
Are u kidding?!!! Drug are good... they let u see griffins.[/QUOTE]
Griffins aren't the only things you can see with drugs.......typing is cool.

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 02:23 AM

QUOTE (Halo_Jones @ Oct 20 2003, 10:25 AM)

Looking forward to the next Harry Potter film just to see what the Hippogriffs look like especially "Buckbeak"

I just hope Sirius is feeding him properly? dontgetit.gif  


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Posted 26 October 2003 - 05:47 PM

a griffen. half eagal half loin not a realy posable animal.

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Posted 26 October 2003 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE (bigdog112 @ Oct 26 2003, 12:47 PM)
a grifen half eagal half loin not a realy posibel animal

if I understand this near leet speak I think a half loin is not an animal however it is a tasty dish.....

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Posted 30 October 2003 - 07:15 AM

Firstly. bigdog112. Can you at least try to make your typing comprehensible? No one can proof-read that badly. Also, like I said earlier. It may not have necessarily been a Griffin. The fact that it was griffin shaped, was goldish coloured, flying and about the size I'd expect for a griffin, may have led me to jump to conclusions. After all, how many big golden flying creatures do you see in rural New Zealand? Not many...in fact I'd say none. The fact that I'm a mythology geek could have something to do with the fact it looked like a griffin. What I'm interested in is whether they've been sighted before. Can you dismiss my idea as complete bull unless you have any experience in the matter? By that I mean you have actually proven there is no such thing as the griffin. In mythology there is and myths are often based on truth. So it is actually entirely plausible that what I saw was indeed a Griffin as I believe. And I know Harry Potter will be riding a hippogriff in Harry Potter and the prisoners of Azkaban (not HP 3) because the book was published several years ago.  

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 05:38 AM

Edited for vulgarity and excessive immaturity.

Bigdog - Your response was inappropriate and offensive, and has been edited accordingly. Spewing obscenities and making verbal threats are violations to the forum guidelines. Participation in this forum requires that you adhere to those guidelines. - Magikman



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Posted 31 October 2003 - 06:02 AM

QUOTE (bigdog112 @ Oct 31 2003, 04:38 AM)
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Relax....Maybe English isn't your first language, but you didn't give any details in you profile as to where you are from. If you were from a non English speaking country, that would probably get you some leeway.

Besides, that was just Sea Otter. He didn't mean any harm.....I think. whistling2.gif

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 06:28 AM

QUOTE (bigdog112 @ Oct 30 2003, 11:38 PM)
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Besides, that was just Sea Otter. He didn't mean any harm.....I think.




Well I didn't until I read his reply...NOW, I mean every word of it....


*sigh* but I guess to keep all happy I'll be nice but man what a mouth on that kid...haven't heard that many "f-words" since..... well lets see.....Oh yeah me talking about the Clinton Administration...... tongue.gif

Edited by Magikman, 04 November 2003 - 05:02 AM.

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Posted 31 October 2003 - 08:00 AM

I think it would be best if bigdog112 left.

People with that sort of attitude aren't usually appreciated around here.



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Posted 01 November 2003 - 07:35 AM

Penelope, this link might interest you! it mentions about some Griffin sightings.

The Brentford Griffin Sightings- click here!

Hope that's useful!





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