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Gryfons are mythical creatures with the head/front-body of an eagle and the back legs of a lion (see this page or this page for more on the different types and mythology of griffins).

About GryfonsEdit

In The Summer King Chronicles series, gryfons inhabit most of the world, with the Silver Isles and the Winderost being the largest roosts.

DescriptionEdit

They have slender, feline bodies but also have avian features such as a bird-like head, talons and feathered wings. Their hindquarters are shaped like lion paws, and unlike other gryfons of mythology, they have feathered tails rather than a lion's tail.

Depending on the pride, gryfons can have many different colors: the dragon-blooded Aesir have brighter colors such as red[1], gold[2], orange[3] or green[4], while the Vanir have more muted/cold colors such as gray[5], white[6], brown[7] and black[8]. The Dawn Spire Aesir have similar colors to the Vanir, but warmer such as tawny red[9] or ruddy[10].

Prey and HuntingEdit

HuntingEdit

The hunting is mostly up to the females in a pride, while the males are usually warriors and guard or participate in wars. During winter, with the advanced pregnancy stage of the females, males take over most of the hunting duties.

Aesir and Lakelander Hunting HabitsEdit

Vanir and Vanhar Hunting HabitsEdit

The Vanir and Vanhar do not hunt land animals unless they are asked by the wolves (in the Silver Isles) or the lions (in the Winderost). They instead hunt fish, as it is a taboo to hunt a Named creature.

Daily LifeEdit

The Mating FlightsEdit

In the summer, gryfons chose their mate during a ritual flight, and are all mated for life (unless they take another mate after the death of their first one).

Gryfon Aging CycleEdit

KitsEdit

FledgesEdit

AdultsEdit

Most gryfons live to 50-60 years old and become adults around ten years of age. In the Silver Isles during Sverin's rule, for an adult male gryfon to be accepted into the pride, they must compete in an initiation hunt while in the Winderost, the hunt is more to accept rogues who wish to join the pride. Adults are able to mate and have kits, go on hunting patrols and fight.

Gryfon PridesEdit

VanirEdit

Inhabiting The Silver Isles. They are short, wiry and similar to the Vanhar is both size and religious ideas. However, while the Vanhar will always look for peace, the Vanir will fight if they must.

AesirEdit

Divided into two prides: the Aesir (Dragon-Blood) who have Kajar's curse, and the Aesir (Dawn Spire) who don't. Both of them once inhabited the Winderost, until the former pride fled due to the nightmare. They conquered the Silver Isles and most resided there for ten years.

LakelandersEdit

Living in the Ostral Shores in the Winderost.

VanharEdit

Rogues and ExilesEdit

GalleryEdit

CitationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sverin, Per and Kajar all have red feathers. They are collectively called The Red Kings because of this.
  2. Kjorn
  3. Vald
  4. Hallr
  5. Rashard
  6. Ragna
  7. Toskil
  8. Stigr
  9. Orn
  10. Brynja, Valdis, Mar

NotesEdit

Aesir (Dawn Spire)
Clan Founders

En · Ingmar · Maj · Oster

Kings & Queens

Kajar · Per · Var · Throsver · Orn · Esla · Kjorn · Thyra

Princes & Princesses

Kajar · Per · Sverin · Kjorn · Oslar · Kvasir

Gryfons

Brynja · Byrja · Dagny · Elena · Esla · Lisbet · Mar · Orn · Oslar · Rok · Sigga · Valdis

Aesir (Dragon-Blood)
Kings & Queens

Kajar · Per · Sverin · Kjorn · Thyra

Princes & Princesses

Kajar · Per · Sverin · Kjorn · Kvasir

Gryfons

Eyvin · Hallr · Ollar · Vald

Lakelanders
Clan Leaders

Asrik · Cai

Gryfons

Asvander · Bara · Caj · Hel · Lofgar · Ofgar

Rogues and Exiles
Rogue Leaders

Hel · Rok

Rogues

Fraenir · Frida

Exiles

Ollar · Toskil's mother

Former Exiles

Dagr · Frar · Ilse · Istra · Istren · Keta · Ketil · Maja · Toskil · Vidar

Vanhar
Priests and Priestesses

The Priestess

Priest Acolytes

The Acolytes

Gryfons

Frida · Mirsk · Nilsine

Vanir
Kings & Queens

Jaarl (Vanhar, but Vanir king) · Freja · Asbjorn · Unnr · Baldr · Ragna · Per (Dragon-Blood Aesir, but Vanir king) · Sverin (Dragon-Blood Aesir, but Vanir king) · Rashard · Brynja (Winderost Aesir, but Vanir Queen)

Princes & Princesses

Baldr · Rashard · Embra · Njord · Tyrilar

Gryfons

Asfrid · Frar · Gret · Hrafn · Ingmer · Istra · Istren · Ivar · Keta · Ketil · Maja · Muna · Ragr · Sigrun · Stigr · Toskil · Toskil's mother · Vidar