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"‘Twas a fortnight ago, when across land and sea, slung from the bowels of the darkest valley of Devil’s Mountain, where phantoms themselves fear to tread, a message soared through the cosmos by way of griffin! Loyal, but pungent creatures!"
Wells the Grey[src]


Gryphons or griffins[1] are magical creatures. After Mallus was freed and his escape opened the door for other banished mystical beings, one known baby gryphon escaped and became a magical fugitive. In an alternate timeline, the same gryphon was killed and eaten by the Custodians of the Chronology. On Earth-13, griffins are used as messengers for carrying letters.[1]

Overview

Not much is known about Earth-1 gryphons, except for the fact that they're delicious when roasted.[2]

On Earth-13, griffins are known to be loyal yet pungent creatures, hence the sapient species use them for carrying letters.[1]

History

Earth-1

When Malllus was freed from his realm, a baby gryphon also escaped.

Aberration timeline: In an alternate timeline where Sara Lance was struck by the unicorn in Woodstock, the Custodians of the Chronology once roasted the same baby gryphon during a discussion on who will kill the shape-shifter.[2]

Earth-13

In November 2017, a griffin delivered a letter to Wells the Grey, which was actually supposed to be sent to the Claus of the North, as the letter contained a child's list of desired gifts.[1]

Appearances

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 4

The Chronicles of Cisco

Behind the scenes

  • The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the front legs, head and wings of an eagle. Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions.

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