The ancient origins of the legendary griffin

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Its interesting that so many different cultures have tales of griffins.

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First human beings Ancient Bulgarians honored animals and their special God given qualities of power, strenght, providence, intuition. Therefore during their spiritual rituals ancient Bulgarians used to wear animals masks and wings or other attributes of animals in order to acquire their power. These ancient rituals have been preserved in today Bulgaria as a folklorique tradition of Kukeri men.

For accuracy and fairness, you should cite the author and publication for the theory that the Griffin may have been influenced by ancient observations of Protoceratops dinosaur fossil. This idea was first proposed by Adrienne Mayor in "The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myths in Greek and Roman Times" (Princeton University Press, 2000 and rev. ed. 2011).

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