Mythical Creatures: Griffin (Iran) By Derek Anderson, Joel Anderson, 2024


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The griffin is a fierce and majestic legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion, and the head and wings of an eagle with its talons on the front legs. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts, and the eagle the king of the birds, by the Middle Ages, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions. Bird-headed mammal images appeared in art of the Achaemenian Persian Empire who considered the griffin "a protector from evil, witchcraft, and secret slander." Inspired by the ancient stories of these creatures, Anderson Design Group poster artists hand-rendered a vintage-styled poster of the griffin, crafted in a fashion that’s reminiscent of the golden age of poster art and vintage art. This classic monster design is available as a poster print, canvas, metal sign, mini-canvas, or as a notecard or postcard, including with multiple size options available for the prints, canvases, mini-canvases, and metal signs.

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