A beast with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. It typically feeds on grazing sheep and cattle, but if threatened or aggravated it may attack just about anything, including humans. A common weakness witchers exploit is an attraction to smell of burning buckthorn. Griffins choose their mates at a young age of around 12 years old and live the rest of their lives together.
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