The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Sumerian/Babylonian religion CBR Scale: D

Name: Griffin

Other Names: gryphon

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Strange Tales (vol. 1) #150 (Nov. 1966): "The Conquest of Kaluu!"

Creators: Bill Everett, Roy Thomas

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: The Ancient One

Occupation: guardian

Note: guarded Book of the Vishanti in Temple of Marduk

Marduk is the Babylonian sun god. The Griffin was an explicitly religious character in that it was derived from Babylonian myth and religion and in this story it was the guardian of a sacred relic in a temple of Babylonian religion.

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