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Gryphon  Leather Journal 10cm x 15cm

Gryphon Leather Journal 10cm x 15cm

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This handmade embossed leather journal contains approx 220 pages of cotton paper.
Cotton paper is superior in both strength and durability to wood pulp-based paper, which may contain high concentrations of acids.

This journal will make an ideal diary or poetry book. With durable pages made from recycled cotton & permanently bound in quality embossed leather, this journal won't deteriorate in your lifetime. When you finish one journal you can simply start another and keep your work in a collection. Best of all it would make a great addition to your personal library.

The front leather cover is embossed with a gryphon. The back features a pair of entwined dragons.

Materials: Leather and Cotton Paper
Pages: 200
Weight: 190g
Dimensions: 10cm x 15cm x 3cm

Gryphon is the original spelling of griffin, a legendary creature with the head, talons, and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. It may also refer to:

A Gryphon is a Chimerae; that is, a blending of more than one animal. Gryphons are raptorine in the foreparts and leonine in the hind with little exception. The typical Gryphon has an eagle head, forelegs and wings, with a lion hind quarters, hind legs and tail.

Gryphons are fierce but solitary, at least with other species. They prefer isolated areas, and live alone, but for other Gryphons. Their trust is hard to earn, but once one has it, they are extremely loyal. Gryphons are not fearless, but they are very courageous. Perhaps most important of all, they are not foolish. They are very wise beings.

Gryphons mate for life. Once they have chosen a mate, they are forever faithful, and if the first mate dies, they will not take another.

The Gryphon in Mythology

The Gryphon myth originates somewhere in the Near or Middle East. It is found depicted in ancient Babylonian, Assyrian, and Persian paintings and sculptures. It is believed the myths found life around 3,000 B.C. to be the Pharoah's companion in Ancient Egypt, and later became sacred guardians in Minoa.

India was assigned as the native country of the Gryphon, and the people of that land made Gryphon talons and claws into drinking cups, they were of so great a size. Like the Unicorn and other species of myth, magickal traits were assigned to the talons. While the alicorn, or horn of the Unicorn, was said to be an aphrodisiac, the talon of a Gryphon was said to detect poison in a liquid when used as a drinking cup. Very handy for the nobility, as this was a common form of assassination. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gryphon

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