The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle’s talons as its front feet.
Lions were used in Elamite architecture, and a prominent example of this is found in Susa. The lion’s head is inscribed in an Elamite cuneiform by Ontash Gal, who gave the animal to Inshushinak, the god of the Elamite gods. The milking parlor, which was rebuilt by Mrs. Gershman, is housed in Shush Castle. The reason for the eagle’s head and lion’s body is that the lion is the king of animals and the eagle is the king of birds. The people of ancient Iran considered lions to guard the treasures of the gods