Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 40 - Hippogryph

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 40 - Hippogryph

Welcome to the fortieth issue of my fantasy features news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Hippogryph


From Wikipedia  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippogry… :

A Hippogriff (also spelled Hippogryph and Hippogryphe, Italian: Ippogrifo) is a legendary creature, supposedly the offspring of a griffin and a mare.

Ludovico Ariosto's poem, Orlando furioso (1516) contains an early description (canto IV):
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No empty fiction wrought by magic lore,
But natural was the steed the wizard pressed;
For him a filly to griffin bore;
Hight hippogryph. In wings and beak and crest,
Formed like his sire, as in the feet before;
But like the mare, his dam, in all the rest.
Such on Riphaean hills, though rarely found,
Are bred, beyond the frozen ocean's bound.

According to Thomas Bulfinch's Legends of Charlemagne: "Like a griffin, it has the head of an eagle, claws armed with talons, and wings covered with feathers, the rest of its body being that of a horse. This strange animal is called a Hippogriff."

The reason for its great rarity is that griffins regard horses as prey. It has been suggested this idea was strong enough in medieval times to produce an expression, "to mate griffins with horses", which meant about the same as the modern expression, "When pigs fly". The hippogriff was therefore a symbol of impossibility and love. The hippogriff, in legends is said to be far faster, stronger and more intelligent than their fathers, the griffin, apparently traveling at the "speed of lightning".


Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


Hippogryph Aloft by Bailiwick Rough Hippogryph by Static-Eddie Hippogryph Greyscale by CharReed Autumn Shaman by Ulario Hippogryph by Skye-Fyre
Hippogryph bracelet by saurivaa hippogryph by simonramo Commission -Hippogryph M Adult by Tigryph In the Stars by L-Young Baby Hippogryph by artbyans Hippogriff by verreaux
Flying High by Gordy98 Mythical birdy by tierafoxglove Hippogryph by Siraure Hippogryph by xXDarkCatXx GAX December - Soriel by chrysocome Breyer Nakota Hippogryph by tyreenya
Beaded Hippogryph by Werella Grey friend by fiffiluren The Gribbly Green Hippogryph by ignigeno The Hordinal by SPipes :thumb128947532: Hippogriff foal by Sisuitl
ShadowDansere by Nambroth A2 Art Exam - Hippogryph by brackenhawk Commission Hyppogryph by moonfeather Pixel Hyppogryph by KristenPlescow Hippogriff Family by DolphyDolphiana
Hippogriff Sculpt by QevilPieSquirrel :thumb251113176: Hippogriff by Lizzy23 Hippogryph by Moony-moo El's Hippogriff by elshazam Hippogryph Plushies FOR SALE by IchibanVictory
Introducing Ivar by Feralhound07 Custom plushie: Hippogryph II by Phoeline :thumb171220702: :thumb119635871: :thumb239827194:
WolfMare June GAX by amoryllis Scarlet by DeannaRae :thumb133574678: Hippogriff--Before by xlagartixax :thumb61605992: My Fly among Summits by Sieskja
Hippogryph by kxeron Peighinneach -Appie Hippogriff by ElkStarRanchArtwork Dimitri by CaptainKangaroo scu4, Hippogriff Fjord by Hourglassdolphin Zyreus by Sysirauta Blueberry by Shivita
:thumb138129609: Hawk hippogriff by EpineQueen Politeness First by M-Skirvin Plush Hippogriff in Black by sandrabong Hippogryph by kylenel The Hippogriff by wylf
:thumb166158414: Hippogriff by Templado :thumb184729023: Buckbeak Amigurumi by MilesofCrochet Commission for Merystic III by soulshelter :thumb129756985:



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next time for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

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~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
Week 22 - Gargoyles: news.deviantart.com/article/99…
Week 23 - Western Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 24 - Drow: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 25 - Yeti: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 26 - Kirin: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 27 - Satyr: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 28 - Hippocampus: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 29 - Manticore: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 30 - Leprechauns: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 31 - Pegasus: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 32 - Lamia: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 33 - Kelpie: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 34 - Water Nymphs: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 35 - Kraken: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 36 - Recaps! Part 1: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
Week 36 - Recaps! Part 2: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
Week 38 - Loch Ness Monster: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
Week 39 - Harpy: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
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Sieskja's avatar
Thank you a lot for that!! :hug: