Monday, November 9, 2009


This heraldic creature is very rarely seen or heard about, and therefore not much is known about them. We do however know that they are quite similar to a griffin in personality and appearance. A few notable difference though is that the Alphyn's front legs are sometime those of a lion, sometimes those of an eagle, and sometimes those of a goat. Furthermore they have goat's horns and patches of goat like fur covering their bodies. The last bit of interesting information about the Alphyn is that they tie their tails into complicated Celtic knots, the reason for this remains unexplained, though I certainly think it makes for great fuel for o
ur imaginations. Perhaps someone will adopt this little known creature and breathe some life into it with a story.

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