Art Adventure – The Griffin

Griffin by Anawanitia
Griffin by Anawanitia. Oil on 9”x12” canvas.

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Title: The Griffin
Artist: Anawanitia
Medium: Oil
Size: 9×12”
Support: Stretched canvas
Date Completed: April 20, 2020
Not Framed

The Griffin is an original oil painting by Anawanitia. The painting is 9 inches by 12 inches on  stretched canvas. The sides are painted, therefore no framing is necessary. 

The stories describe the griffin as half eagle and half lion. The griffins lived in the mountains of Rhipaean, which is between the Hyperboreans and the one-eyed Arimaspians. The griffin guards gold that is buried in the north. The Arimaspians were the enemies of the griffins. The Arimaspians rode horses to the mountain in order to steal the gold from the griffins. In later stories, they dropped the Arimaspians and state only that the horses are the enemies of the griffin.

The Griffin is a mythical creature that was shared by the Greeks, Indians, Indo-Indians, Synthians, and the Europeans. The Griffin has also called a Gryphus, Gryps, griffen, and Gryphon.