Griffin – Ancient Murals
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
The Griffin was gallinaceous image common in Greek mythology and traditions of Eurasian populations, especially in the culture Pazirik.
He had a lion’s body, head and wings of an eagle. Also in some representations seem to have and the snake tail. The myth is considered to come from Mesopotamia. Probably the birth of the legend goes back to the time of the first discovery of dinosaur fossils of prehistoric man. The ridge was covered with feathers and the claws on its lion legs were strong and sharp as the eagle s. The claws of a griffin considered valuable in the Middle Ages because it was said that could detect the presence of poison in liquids.
The pin depicts the acnient mural “Griffin”
Product: Olympic Pin
Pin code: #03-031-005
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection