The griffin is a fabulous animal. Symbolically significant for its domination of both the earth and the sky, because of its lion's body and eagle's head and wings. It was born in the Hyperborean mountains, or perhaps in Ethiopia. Some say it lives in the Indian desert, which it leaves only to find food. Griffins are the enemy of the horse. Griffins are said to be strong enough to carry away an entire live ox. Griffins are also known for digging gold from mines and are "the vigilant guardian of treasure and of kings. They have been called "The Hounds of Zeus". It measures 2 3/8 inches high and 1 3/4 inches wide and has a joint and catch pin on the back. This Griffin Brooch is cast in Lead Free Pewter.
Made in the USA
Handmade from Pewter
Displays an Griffen
A great costume accessory
2 3/8 inches high and 1 3/4 inches wide