Griffin Tattoo meaning – wisdom (like a panda), justice (like a libra sign), authority (like an aztec warrior), courage (like a ship), ferocity (like a lion), protection (like a peacock), intelligence (like a raven), strength (like a King Tut), etc (probably many others). Do you need some pictures for your next tattoo?
Griffin Tattoo Symbolism:
- Symbolism & Story: the Griffin is a legendary creature – the legs are from the lion; the wings are from an eagle; This is mostly because the lion is the king of the beasts, yet the eagle is the ultimate king of the birds.
- Christian symbolism: do you know that the legendary Griffin is the symbol of marriage? Why is that? It was mostly because the Griffin creature is a unification between a bird and an eagle / man and woman / yin and yang.
- Jesus symbol: do you know that the Griffin creature is a Jesus symbol? This is because it was believed that the Griffin is both “human”, but also magical/divine. Do you know that the Griffin is also a symbol of the sun?
- Emblem/Mascot: do you know that the Griffin is the embled/mascot for various colleges/etc? For example: the logo for the UPM company (the griffin was choosen because it’s a guardian), for Saab Automobile (I don’t know if it’s still used), Philadelphia Museum of Art (also more like a guardian – they have bronze griffins at the entrance in the building), Trinity College (from Oxford), College of William & Mary (the mascot of this college is a Griffin).
- Celtic Griffins: do you know that the Celtic Griffin is a legendary creature, a duality symbol (like an yin and yang).
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Griffin Tattoo Placement Ideas – on your back, on your chest, probably in many other places. Here are some cool griffin tattoos for your back: