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Griffin

Strange creature with the front body of an eagle and hindquarters of a lion. Godric Gryffindor, the founder of Gryffindor house, may have gotten his name from this beast. The griffin-shaped knocker on the door of Dumbledore’s office may be a pun on Gryffindor’s name.

Griffins are used to guard treasure (FB). There is a statue of a griffin in a corridor in Hogwarts near the girls' bathroom where Harry, Ron, and Hermione faced a Mountain Troll(PS10).

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The griffin is a legendary creature which appears in the mythology of many cultures, including Greek and Persian. (Wikipedia)

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