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'''Griffins''' are terrifying{{ref|AFFC|41}} and possibly mythical creatures of the [[Known World]]. Griffins from [[w:griffin|real-world legends]] are part lion and part eagle.
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[[File:House Connington.png|thumb|350px|The sigil of [[House Connington]] depicts countercharged griffins.]]
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'''Griffins''' are terrifying{{ref|AFFC|41}} and possibly mythical creatures of the [[Known World]]. Griffins from [[w:griffin|real-world legends]] are majestic creatures with lion and eagle features.
  
 
==Culture==
 
==Culture==
 
According to legends from the [[Vale of Arryn]], the [[Winged Knight]] defeated the [[Griffin King]] atop the [[Giant's Lance]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale: House Arryn}}  
 
According to legends from the [[Vale of Arryn]], the [[Winged Knight]] defeated the [[Griffin King]] atop the [[Giant's Lance]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale: House Arryn}}  
  
Stone sentries outside of the house of [[Tobho Mott]] in [[King's Landing]] are decorated as griffin and [[unicorn]] knights.{{ref|AGOT|27}} There are also plundered griffins at [[Vaes Dothrak]].{{ref|AGOT|36}} [[Qarth]] contains fountains in the shapes of griffins, [[dragon]]s, and [[manticore]]s.{{ref|ACOK|27}} Among the grotesques and gargoyles of [[Dragonstone]] are griffins.{{ref|ASOS|54}}
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Stone sentries outside of the shop of [[Tobho Mott]] in [[King's Landing]] are decorated as griffin and [[unicorn]] knights.{{ref|AGOT|27}} There are also plundered griffins at [[Vaes Dothrak]].{{ref|AGOT|36}} [[Qarth]] contains fountains in the shapes of griffins, [[dragon]]s, and [[manticore]]s.{{ref|ACOK|27}} Among the grotesques and gargoyles of [[Dragonstone]] are griffins.{{ref|ASOS|54}}
  
 
[[House Connington]] of [[Griffin's Roost]] has dancing griffins on their sigil,{{ref|AFFC|27}} and their leaders sit the gilded Griffin Seat.{{ref|ADWD|61}} The family's battle cry is "A griffin! A griffin!"{{ref|ADWD|61}} According to the tale of the [[Knight of the Laughing Tree]], the [[Jon Connington|lord of griffins]] was present for the [[tourney at Harrenhal|great tourney]].{{ref|ASOS|24}} Ser [[Alyn Connington]] was known as the Pale Griffin.{{ref|ASOS|67}}
 
[[House Connington]] of [[Griffin's Roost]] has dancing griffins on their sigil,{{ref|AFFC|27}} and their leaders sit the gilded Griffin Seat.{{ref|ADWD|61}} The family's battle cry is "A griffin! A griffin!"{{ref|ADWD|61}} According to the tale of the [[Knight of the Laughing Tree]], the [[Jon Connington|lord of griffins]] was present for the [[tourney at Harrenhal|great tourney]].{{ref|ASOS|24}} Ser [[Alyn Connington]] was known as the Pale Griffin.{{ref|ASOS|67}}

Revision as of 18:34, 13 April 2016

The sigil of House Connington depicts countercharged griffins.

Griffins are terrifying[1] and possibly mythical creatures of the Known World. Griffins from real-world legends are majestic creatures with lion and eagle features.

Culture

According to legends from the Vale of Arryn, the Winged Knight defeated the Griffin King atop the Giant's Lance.[2]

Stone sentries outside of the shop of Tobho Mott in King's Landing are decorated as griffin and unicorn knights.[3] There are also plundered griffins at Vaes Dothrak.[4] Qarth contains fountains in the shapes of griffins, dragons, and manticores.[5] Among the grotesques and gargoyles of Dragonstone are griffins.[6]

House Connington of Griffin's Roost has dancing griffins on their sigil,[7] and their leaders sit the gilded Griffin Seat.[8] The family's battle cry is "A griffin! A griffin!"[8] According to the tale of the Knight of the Laughing Tree, the lord of griffins was present for the great tourney.[9] Ser Alyn Connington was known as the Pale Griffin.[10]

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A Clash of Kings

During the tourney on King Joffrey's name day, Ser Horas Redwyne defeats an older knight whose steed is decorated with with silver griffins against a striped blue-and-white field.[11]

References and Notes