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Griffin Guardian Faucet Fauce


~ GRIFFIN   also GRYPHON GRIFON GRIFFON
            id+ | CURVED HOOKED as 
                  HOOK LIKE or BEAK LIKE NOSE
  id+ | SCYTHIAN GUARDIAN OF TREASURES |
  lat GRYPHUS 
  gr  GRYPOS
  sp  GRIFO = CURVED SPOUT as in a 
  eng FAUCET  or
  sp  FAUCE   THROAT
  hx> WATER SPOUTS MOSTLY FOR FOUNTAINS OR ROOF
      DRAINS OF CATHEDRALS ONCE HAD OPENINGS
  DECORATED BY FANTASTIC HYBRID ANIMAL HEADS CALLED
  GRIFFINS
  see> SCYTHIANS WHO WERE VERY ARTISTIC AND
       ARE FAMOUS FOR THEIR DEPICTION OF GRIFFINS 
  AS A MONOCULAR HALF LION AND HALF EAGLE WITH ONE EYE 
  WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY THE GREEKS 
  see>  AMAZON
  myth> GRIFFINS WERE THE HOUNDS OF ZEUS 
        THEY NEVER BARKED 
  THEY WERE HALF EAGLE AND HALF LION
  perhaps adopted from the SCYTHIANS
  art> GRIFFINS ARE A COMMON THEME IN 
       CARVINGS OF ROMANESQUE CHURCHES IN SPAIN
  biol> the name is used to denote 
        EAGLE LIKE SNOUT or BEAK as in 
  ave GRYPHAEA  PSUDOGRYPHUS etc
  GRIFFON is a DOG BREED     see> RACE            
 

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