Religion: Sumerian/Babylonian religion
Other Names: gryphon
First Appearance: Strange Tales (vol. 1) #150 (Nov. 1966): "The Conquest of Kaluu!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 1
Enemy of: The Ancient One
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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