Monday, March 4, 2019

A Case of Mistaken Identity?

Next door to the Café St. Pierre on Canterbury's Peter Street was a place called the Black Griffin.

I thought it was a nice use of an heraldic monster, but what I found most intriguing about it was the fact that the so-called black "griffin" was depicted, in fact, as a black dragon.

To review:

Griffin: Foreparts of an eagle's head, talons, wings, complete with feathers; hind parts the rear legs and tail of a lion, complete with fur.

Dragon: Scaly body all over, bat wings, pointed tail, squarish wolf-like head.

Yep. They need to rename the place the Black Dragon.

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