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Cynogriffon - Mythical Creatures GuideHalf eagle and half dog/wolf, the cynogriffon isn't often heard of. Its other name is chamrosh, bringing to mind a four-leaf clover.

Cynogriffons are smaller than other griffons, perhaps even the smallest. Despite their small size they are extremely strong and can often out lift even griffins.

Cynogriffons are also known as Sky-Hounds and are said to be a lesser diety's gift to dragon slayers because of their ability to heal quickly and track anything. The also have enough strength in their jaws to crush through almost anything. Extremely intelligent these creatures are extremely quick and terribly ferocious. It is also said that like some griffons and dragons they can communicate with human via telepathy.

These creatures are excellent at adapting to any enviorment but prefer high mountains and outcroppings because they can see any predators (which are few) coming to them. These creatures have also been known to help stranded people in the mountains but always remain just out of reach. The most stories about them occur in Native American and Celtics lore though usually just in passing.


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Torrein Where i heard the myth 3 Dec 12 2013, 3:17 AM EST by ★ladywolfwalker★
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I first heard about this creature (though i have yet to find more than a couple brief refernces to it) From my great Grandfather before he died. He was originally from the Highlands of Scotland and would tell us many stories about dragons, the Loch Ness monster and other creatures. I recall him telling about a cynogriffon a couple times but i didnt post what i couldnt remember him saying clearly. I knew it was Celtic or Nordic in orgin but i never new about the Native American part of it until I ran into a Blackfoot shaman who told me that they had a similar legend. Im looking everywhere I can think of to find a concrete source of this creature but I havent had much luck yet. If anyone finds anything please post it here and Ill get to it ASAP. Thank you
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MrHollow cynogriffon 0 Jun 25 2013, 2:21 AM EDT by MrHollow
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Man, wish I had one of those compact Griffon!
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Anonymous Griffin 0 Apr 16 2013, 11:54 AM EDT by Anonymous
 
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Notice the tail, the picture is just of a regular griffin.
Definitely a lion's tail and hind legs are very muscled as well.
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