The Griffon in its mighty form
Stands at the gates between the worlds,
And ushers in the seekers of
The wisdom-filled Doorkeeper
Guards us from the dark sides of ourselves
Until we gain the strength and knowledge
To bring the dark into submission.
Guard and guide me, O great griffon!
Guardian of Hidden
Gateway to Spiritual Enlightenment
Griffin protects hidden treasures
and gold mines.
It has the body of a lion and
the head of an eagle
and is sometimes depicted with the tail of a serpent.
Griffon is the guardian to the path of
The Griffin is consecrated
to the Sun
and is often shown drawing the Apollo's chariot across the sky.
It is the symbol of vigilant strength
and dominates both the earth and the sky.
Griffins mated for life and if their
partner died, it would continue alone forever.
Depictions of Griffins date back to 5000
b.c. and can be found
in Egyptian tombs and Mesopotamian cylinder seals.
Early Christian saw the Griffin as a symbol of earthy and divine nature.
All images are
Some of the
information on this webpage was derived from the following sources:
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Great & Small. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1993. Print.
Andrews, Ted. Animal-Wise: the Spirit Language and Signs of
Nature. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1999. Print.
D. J. Conway. Animal Magick: the Art of Recognizing & Working with
Familiars. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2003. Print.
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