I chose marine mammals for these because the only large mammals native to the dodo’s island of Mauritius are marine mammals like dugongs, and the same is true about the Great Auk’s traditional stomping grounds!
I don’t know how canon these weird gryphons are, but I sure love drawing them!
Since the mythical community for long had access to its own means of transport, such as the natural ability to fly and swim, as well as portals (e.g. that mirror to Wonderland), does it mean that the mythical populations have made contact with each other before the human ones did? And if so, for how long?
Awwwwwww…. mer-dodo! That’s adorable!
One species I don’t recall being touched on is bats. Are there any bat-totems out there? I live in the Southwest and there are a few really interesting bat petroglyphs and Native American pottery designs that’ve been found out here.
as well as gliding animals like flying squirrels or colugos. Those totems would be odd, but cool
Don’t forget the Chrysopelea flying snakes of Asia!
my dad fears large snakes, so he probably would try to forget that totem if it appeared
“Are there any bat totems out there?”
Yes! And his wings are like a shield of steel!
No, no, much better– I recognize the ‘shield of steel’ quote. BATFINK! :D
The Dodogong is too cute!
I choose all the canon, because then my reader question from last time there was a break, the thylacosmilus terror griffin, and our new buddies up above, can be friends and hang out at the bar talking about how their anatomy makes life difficult. If they are old buddy duddies at the L.A. watering holes, talking about the old days and messing with the newer generations like Jim’s family in the next part, I will find and hug Kory Bing, somehow, some way, somewhere, somewhen, etc… but in a grateful way, not a creepy way.
Man, I sound creepy rereading that. Please forgive my idiocy with the internet. Still love the extinct griffin hybrids, and hope they could be old folks annoying our heroes at the local bar
Griffins based on flightless birds? That just ain’t right.
Bet they could swim like freakin’ torpedoes, though!
that’s what they said about the platypus, yet here we are today with their active involvement in our espionage programs
Dogongryph for President :D
Have you ever heard of an Enfield? Do they exist in your story?
So, with all these wild griffins, how does that work? Are there familial lines of all kinds of specific combinations, or are unusual griffins more like totem animals of a region, but manifesting in unique combinations of local fauna, varying from person to person?
Dude, Haasts Eagle/Cave bear! BIGGEST GRIFFON EVER