Kirni

Kirni

According to the folklore of old Japan, the Kirni is similar to the medieval griffin, having the body of a lion with the head, torso and legs of an eagle and an extremely wide span. In common with its European cousin, the Kirni is said to protect hordes of treasure.

John and Caitlin Matthews, The Element Encyclopaedia of Magical Creatures, 2013, Kirni, p 275

Kirni

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