The legendary gryphon possesses the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. The gryphon loved gold and precious stones and spent hours upon hours enjoying their glint and gleam. Gryphons are said to be guardians of treasures. The gryphon's claws were said to have magical powers. This made the claws quite valuable, as they could be used to protect the food and drink of royalty.
A drinking cup made of the gryphon's claw was said to change color when filled with a poisonous substance. Procuring the precious claw could only be accomplished by a holy man; if he cured the beast of sickness, the gryphon awarded him with a magical claw.
The gryphon was a complex creature; a lover and thief of gold and jewels, but also a trusted guardian--a creature who drew the chariots of the gods, represented the glory of the sun, and possessed Great Magical powers.
....includes 36" cord, accent bead and booklet explaining the history and use of the symbol or talisman.