Griffin by tkrosevear

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A mystical and magical creature said to build its nest in the mountains and line it with gold and attributed as an attribute of understanding the relationship between psychic energy and cosmic force, as well as being the guardian to the pathway to spiritual enlightenment. This solar hybrid creature, combines the head, claws and wings of an eagle with the body of a lion, symbolizing rulership of air and land and together making a double emblem of the Sun’s power and usually shown next to a ‘tree of life’ or similar symbol as the guardian of the sun and seasons.
The Griffin has been a forceful motif since the second millineum BCE in western Asia, later in the Middle East, Greece and eventually Europe. It was a Hebrew symbol of Persia, had demonic significance in Assyria, but seems in Crete to have played a protective role in palace decoration. In Greece, where the griffin was sacred to Apollo, to Athene as wisdom and to Nemesis as retribution, legend said they guarded the gold of India and of the Scythians. In early Christianity iconography the griffin was used to symbolize the forces of persecution, vengeance or hindrance. But from the 14th century it emerges as an emblem of the dual nature of Christ – human and divine – and of courageous vigilance, which was its usual meaning in heraldry.

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  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKover 5 years ago

    WOW !!! Thats a great information Sister !!
    And this is a wonderful work too !!! Beautiful color tones.. Color of mastership…
    Great Hugs :)

  • Thanks Erhan, so great to see you my brother and happy you enjoyed the griffin ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • ricardo perez jr
    ricardo perez jrover 5 years ago

    this is badd! but good bad

  • thanks very much ricardo, nice to meet you ;) xoxox TK ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonover 5 years ago

    Love the purple!!!!!!!!!


  • me too, thanks so much Kevin ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 5 years ago

    fascinating and beautiful, the way you have created/portrayed it here. did you choose these colors for any special reason? just curious. heard of this creature before but without really knowing much. thanks for sharing. xoxoxo

  • thanks Shar, was just in a purple mood I guess, tried a few colors but this one stuck, glad you enjoyed the griffin’s history – I love symbology ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    very powerful and beautiful! love it!

  • thanks very much Daisy, had alot of fun with this one ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image with great knowledge!!!! Thank you!!

  • thanks ella, love the histories behind all the universal symbols and myths ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Pure Magic!!!!!!!!!!! xxooxoxoxo

  • thanks so much Sally ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • Barry W  King
    Barry W Kingover 5 years ago

    I really like this one…
    EXCELLENT work Tammy :)


  • thanks so much Bear, appreciate it ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • Judi Taylor
    Judi Taylorover 5 years ago

    Dual nature of Christ? Hmmm … this is interesting as I have felt only a loving nature. Mystical creatures have many lure, don’t they. It is fun to read about them and an excellent picture and graphic design.
    In plain english … I like it!! :)

  • hiya sis, well he was human and we all have a shadow side…thanks for checkin’ him out ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    fabulous image, such beautiful colours, well done,dawnx

  • thanks so very much Dawn, looked great in oranges like fire too, but I was in a purple mood ;) xoxox ♥

    – tkrosevear

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