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Date Posted: 08:52:51 09/13/07 Thu
Author: O'Cailleagh
Subject: Re: Buffy s8 comic and gryphons. (Potential Spoilers)
In reply to: O'Cailleagh 's message, "Buffy s8 comic and gryphons. (Potential Spoilers)" on 08:43:32 09/13/07 Thu

The lion-griffin appears in the temple of the was god Ninurta, whose animal it appears to be. The storm god Ishkur (or Adad) rides a similar beast called an Umu Na-Iru (Roaring Weather Beast).
Another creature that caught my eye was the agathodemon. Originally viewed as a winged serpent, this creature from classical Greek and Gnostic traditions later became conflated with Aion, the Lion-headed god of time and the zodiac. Sometimes shown with four wings or arms, he guards the solsticial gates (continued)

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