The griffin is a legendary creature with the head and wings of a eagle, and the body of a lion. As the lion is traditionally considered the king of the beasts, and the eagle is considered the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic mythical creature. The Griffin cufflinks display this power, decadence and prestige.
Here are four things to say about your griffin cufflinks next time you are at an event or dinner party to really impress your guests or fellow companions.
1) The Griffin is a mythical creature with roots in Europe to India and beyond.
The Griffin appears in both Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman texts, and there is evidence of representation of griffins in Ancient Iranian and Ancient Egyptian art.
As with most mythical creatures, the griffin has ties to Ancient Greek mythology. It was told that the griffin pulled the chariot of Apollo, the sun god, because it was stronger than an ox and had the ability to fly, thus carrying the sun god through the sky.
2) The Griffin is often associated with marriage
In many accounts in medieval tales, the griffin mated once in a lifetime and never mated again if its partner died. It was often depicted as a loyal and trustworthy creature. Thus, the Catholic Church used this as propaganda against remarriage.
3) The Griffin is a symbol of strength and wisdom
As the Griffin is a symbol of power and knowledge, griffins have often been used in ornamental banners of tribes and nations throughout Europe. The Griffin still appears on many different European flags, for example, the Flag of Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland and the Flag of Rostock, Germany.
4) The Griffin is the logo for a few motor companies
Interestingly, the griffin is used for the logo for the British motor company, Vauxhall Motors and also the Swedish motor company, Saab. These two are not the only motor company to borrow from mythology for their logo; the Italian motor company Maserati used the trident from the Roman God, Neptune, in their logo.
If you are interested in our griffin cufflinks for sale, these cufflinks for men symbolise strength, power, and wisdom. At Wimbledon Cufflinks, we like novelty cufflinks that have an exclusive style and symbolise tradition, power and strength, whilst also evoking inspiration from classical, historical, and culturally significant emblems, like the griffin. If you can’t find what you are looking for to express your individuality, you can also design custom cufflinks and bespoke cufflinks.