The place where the griffin-nest was found is now called Schubhagen.From the earliest times on many terrible things has happened over there: the expelled griffin used to rob children to swallow them; later on people spotted horrible ghosts that were wandering around at nights: a big wife, rattling with a bunch of keys, driving a herd of pigs or snow-white goose in front of her; the appearance of a black horse or a grey that jumped on peoples shoulders and pushed them unto the ground that hard that the blood came out of their noses and their mouth.
In ancient Greece the griffin was considered to be an attribute of Apollo.
Portrayed as a gigantic bird with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, the griffin appeared on Attic vases and in the relief art of Anatolia, Babylon and Rome.
The Arimaspi, a tribe from Scythie, fights them because of their precious stones: in every nest lays an agate.
They hate horses and men, and in battle they will beat an armed man.
In 1587, "The Griffin is a feathered, four-legged animal.
His body is that of a lion, with the wings and the face of an eagle.The Griffins from Asia and Scythie, who guard the gold and silver, are savage and cruel birds who hardly allow anyone to enter their territory.Every human being they see will immediately be torn to peaces, as if their main task in this world is to kill their desire.The griffin combines the strength of a lion with the speed of an eagle. According to the ancient Greek the griffin came from India, and later from the far North.In the middle ages these myths get a quite different character, when people tend to believe in its real existence.In the middle ages, the griffin was considered to be one of the symbols of Christ (two natures in one person), of the Church (the religious and the secular power) and the pope (the king of all priests).