The griffin is a highly intelligent creature that physically resembles a cross between an eagle and a lion. Griffins seldom attack humans unless provoked, but when angered will not forget an enemy. It is difficult to kill, and will retreat from battle if seriously injured.  Griffins can be found nesting on the rocky ledges of the mountains surrounding the desert regions.
Griffin feathers, representing change (as the creature is a mix between bird and cat) are powerful magical components and can be used to make a dispel potion.