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Re: Quick new heraldry question

Poster: Dick Eney <dickeney@access.digex.net>

On Thu, 5 Jun 1997, Scott Silvers/James of Westmorland wrote:

> 	Okay, no awards for answering this one, but I'm in search of a 
> relatively quick answer to what should be a simple question.  I need to 
> know what is the proper way to spell gryphon when referring to a male 
> version and what the difference, if any is?  It's a bit of a minor debate 
> here, and since I'm in the process of moving all my beloved heraldry and 
> reference books are buried at the bottom of massive boxes, and I cannot  
> come up with the answer without them. 
There isn't any difference in the spelling -- griffin and gryphon (and
gryps) are just different takes on the same word.  The difference is in
the appearance.  Male griffins have a coat of spikes, like a hedgehog, and
no wings.

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