Fantasy Creature Friday – Hippogriff!

February 20, 2015 Discussions 4

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.

Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after you’re done here!

 

This weeks creature is the:

 

Hippogriff!

 

 

Hippogriffs have the lower body of a winged horse, with the head and upper body of an eagle. The first ever such creature was born of a mare and a griffin. It is an extremely fast flier, and usually ridden by magicians and heroes.

In Harry Potter, Hippogriffs are proud and easily offended. They must be treated with respect or they are likely to attack. They are fiercely loyal and protective to those who have earned their trust. Their diet consists of insects, birds, and small mammals. Nests are built on the ground, and like birds, they lay eggs. However only one egg is laid at any time. Baby Hippogriffs are able to fly within a week of being born, but it takes months to build up enough stamina to go on journeys with their parents.

 

Have you read other books with Hippogriffs in them? What was your favorite book that had a Hippogriff in it?

 

 


 

 

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4 Responses to “Fantasy Creature Friday – Hippogriff!”

    • SilvaraWilde

      Not that I can remember reading in books, but it was a mythological creature long before Harry Potter existed. I keep hoping someone out there will know of another book with them in it! Not that I don’t love Harry Potter, but it would be neat to read more hippogriff books!

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