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The '''Griffin''' originated in [[Greece]]. It has the front legs, wings and head of a giant [[eagle]], and the body and hind legs, and tail of a [[lion]]. The main diet of the Griffin is raw meat. Griffins are often used by [[Wizardkind|wizards]] as guards, and are known as fierce creatures. However, despite this, skilled Wizards have been able to befriend them. Like [[Sphinx]]es, Griffins are used by Wizards who need treasure guarding.
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The '''Griffin''' originated in [[Greece]]. It has the front legs, wings and head of a giant [[eagle]], and the body, hind legs, and tail of a [[lion]]. The main diet of the Griffin is raw meat. Griffins are often used by [[Wizardkind|wizards]] as guards, and are known as fierce creatures. However, despite this, skilled Wizards have been able to befriend them. Like [[Sphinx]]es, Griffins are used by Wizards who need treasure guarding.
   
Over the centuries the Griffin - as with other mythological creatures - has taken many shapes. The griffin has served many purposes, including but not limited to "the vigilant guardian of treasure and of kings." They have been called "The Hounds of Zeus".
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The [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Headmaster's office]] door has a [[Griffin-shaped knocker|knocker]] in the shape of a Griffin.
   
[[Hippogriffs]] are born from the breeding of Griffins and [[horse]]s.
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==Behind the scenes==
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*{{wplink|Griffin}}s originate from ancient mythology, having been recorded as far back as ancient Persia and [[Egypt]], though first commonly seen in Greek myths. They were considered symbols of divinity, as the lion and eagle were considered the kings of beasts and birds, respectively.
The [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Headmaster's office]] door has a [[Griffin-shaped knocker|knocker]] in the shape of a Griffin.
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*In the [[Harry Potter (film series)|''Harry Potter'' films]], the [[Griffin Stairwell|staircase]] that leads to the Headmaster's office is formed by a large statue of a griffin, which also replaces the [[gargoyle]]s that receive the [[password]] to the office.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Statue}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Statue}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Statue}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Statue}}
*[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]] ({{Comment|Identified as "Griffon"}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' ({{Comment|Identified as "Griffon"}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{Statue}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{Statue}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{Statue}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{Statue}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Statue}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Statue}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{Statue}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Statue}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' {{Statue}}
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Statue}}
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{Statue}}
   
 
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[[fr:Griffon]]
 
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[[Category:Beasts]]
 
[[Category:Beasts]]

Latest revision as of 21:41, December 31, 2013

Gargoyle statue Chamber of secret (film) pic2
Griffin
Species information
Native range

Greece

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXXX

Status

Beast

The Griffin originated in Greece. It has the front legs, wings and head of a giant eagle, and the body, hind legs, and tail of a lion. The main diet of the Griffin is raw meat. Griffins are often used by wizards as guards, and are known as fierce creatures. However, despite this, skilled Wizards have been able to befriend them. Like Sphinxes, Griffins are used by Wizards who need treasure guarding.

The Hogwarts Headmaster's office door has a knocker in the shape of a Griffin.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Griffins originate from ancient mythology, having been recorded as far back as ancient Persia and Egypt, though first commonly seen in Greek myths. They were considered symbols of divinity, as the lion and eagle were considered the kings of beasts and birds, respectively.
  • In the Harry Potter films, the staircase that leads to the Headmaster's office is formed by a large statue of a griffin, which also replaces the gargoyles that receive the password to the office.

AppearancesEdit


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