Your home is your castle, and what castle would be complete without a statue of the local guardian? This magnificent gryphon looks like it came straight from an age of myths and legends. Traditionally, the gryphon is a symbol of strength and steadfast purpose. With his regal stance and fierce gaze, it's easy to see why.
The Vigilant Gryphon Statue stands 6 1/2" tall. It is made of hydrocal, with an antique stone finish. This statue is meant for indoor use only.
What exactly is a gryphon? A gryphon is a mythological creature. Its front half is an eagle (the king of the birds), and its hindquarters are a lion (the king of the beasts). You don't see them much these days, but they were frequently found in European heraldry of the Middle Ages. Example of gryphons can also be found in earlier cultures, notable Greek and Roman, and even as far back as ancient Egypt.
What is the correct way to spell "gryphon"? Well, that depends on who you ask. "Griffin" is one of the more common forms, but you'll also find "griffon", "gryphon", and many other variations, especially since it is sometimes used as a person's given name or family name.