Mythical animals, combining the strength of a lion and the swiftness of the eagle, it was known in ancient times.
Griffins decorated with coats of arms, household items and architectural monuments. In Europe, Griffin was considered a positive, sunny creature, often symbol of evil and opposed to the night — the dragon.
The main quality of a griffin — strength, nobility, vengeance and vigilance. The ancient Greeks considered him a messenger of the gods. Portray a griffin on the walls of dwellings loved inhabitants of ancient Russia. In the late Christianity griffin associated with celestial elements.
Meaning tattoo griffin largely inherits the ancient ideas about this fantastic beast. Being a hybrid of the two living creatures, griffin symbolizes the duality of human nature, a constant struggle and a reasonable animal, a dark and light side. A positive value griffin tattoo — courage, loyalty, protection of the weak and generosity. Negative — the desire for revenge and vindictiveness.
In any case, putting on the body image of a griffin, you are making an application for its originality and high-born.
Griffin is applied to different parts of the body, but preference is given to the chest and shoulders — a tribute to the heraldic tradition, when the stamp of the beast placed in prominent places. Tattoos with griffin bought men and women with a firm and noble character, often by representatives of paramilitary professions.
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