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Alphyn - A Heraldic CreatureA wonderful wolf creature featured in heraldry. It sports a dragon's scaly underbelly and forelimbs, a long knotted tail, large pointed ears, and a thin, pointed tongue. They are not winged and cannot fly but it's said that they might be able to breath fire.


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An Alphyn (from the Germanic word for "chaser" or "wolf") is a rare heraldic creature. It is much like an heraldic tiger but is stockier and has tufts of hair covering its body. It also has a thick mane and a long thin tongue. Another notable characteristic is its knotted tail, reminiscent of Celtic design. The tail, shown as a lion's, may relate it to the griffin. Sometimes its forefeet are depicted like an eagle's claws, also comparable it to the griffin, other times they are cloven, as in a goat. Occasionally, all four feet are shown like the claws of a lion. In English heraldry, the Alphyn was used as a heraldic badge of the Lords de la Warr and in addition to appearing on the guidon held by the knight in the Milleflour Tapestry in Somerset.


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Anonymous Alphyn 3 Apr 25 2012, 5:38 PM EDT by Anonymous
 
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I love this creature. In current art it is depicted as having a wolfish face. And in recent years a video has come to surface of a large maned creature, black furred, with a long skinny tail. This videk was taken in a town in England. So the possibility f this being a lion is unlikely. The creature also had a gait like canine. I personally believe the creature in this video is an Alphyn. There really is an amazing resemblence between an Alphyn and the creature in the video. If I had the link to it I would post if for all to see.

But I do very much so believe in this amazing creature. It is so wildly put together, I have a hard time believing it is fake, like the Duck Billed Platapus.
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Scarbreed fun 0 Oct 14 2011, 8:53 AM EDT by Scarbreed
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i wish i could meet such a creature and become friends with it and maybe spar with ti
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Anonymous Row Row Fight The Powah! 0 Feb 22 2011, 10:54 AM EST by Anonymous
 
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