Sunday, November 25, 2007

is this Creature a Gryphon?


I saw this creature in a store window and I believe it to be a gryphon. What do you think? If mythology and folklore are true this creature is very skilled at defending itself by being wily and devious. I could use some wiles, said Princess Haiku, tossing her giant chrysanthemum stalks on the oak table, but where do you find them?

11 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

That beautiful beast is indeed a gryphon - they're wonderful creatures - perhaps if you ask nicely he'll lend you some wiles :-)

A's Journey said...

No mistake, that one is a nice statue of a gryphon. Where do we find them is still an enigma for me, I haven't seen any around my place :)

I hope you find one, take care!

tammy vitale said...

Yes - it is a gryphon. wiles? some of us are head on in life and some of us can patiently use wiles to get what they want - I think it's a personality thing (me, I'm pretty much head on).

Carver said...

It looks a lot like the gryphon at the link you gave us. I would feel safe having it on guard. Beautiful and fierce. Ah the elusive wiles. Too funny, I guess I could use some too.

rochambeau said...

Dear Princess H,
I have a Gryphon, but I didn't realize it's wily and devious ways! NOW I know where all those lost sox are.
It occurred to me because we have moved many times, that I like sculptures of animals. I have a small collection so to speak.

I'll look in Texas next month at the shop I found mine in and let you know if I can spy another for you.

Verging Writer said...

If I had wiles I would probably be inept as using them - kinda like Wiley Cayote.

I've just put a griffin on my xmas list!

Celestine said...

this was so amusing in your play of words... :)

Lea said...

Such a lovely gryphon you've shared here! Wiles are sometimes found in the dark of the moon, growing beneath night blooming flowers... the purple kind!!!

Peter Haslam said...

Hi Princess Haiku would appreciate your suggestions please email me at pghaslam at gmail thanks

d. chedwick bryant said...

i'm glad everyone knew what it was--i wasn't sure.

Princess Haiku said...

Think of it as kind of a smart, flying cat, Ched.