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Ok, is it "Gryphon", or "Griffin"?

ArchMikem
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For some reason I default to spelling it as Gryphon, even though all sources say the correct spelling is Griffin.

Then ZOS comes and posts in Tumblr about Summerset, spelling it as Gryphons. Are there different types or is Gryphon just a widely common misspelling?
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  • Froil
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    It's both griffin and gryphon.
    Edited by Froil on April 3, 2018 7:46PM
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    @ArchMikem It was 'Gryphon's Feather' in Daggerfall apparently. Which sources say the other is correct?
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  • ArchMikem
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    It was 'Gryphon's Feather' in Daggerfall apparently. Which sources say the other is correct?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffin

    I guess though it can be spelled three different ways. But outside of pop culture I usually see it spelled "Griffin".
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    I guess though it can be spelled three different ways. But outside of pop culture I usually see it spelled "Griffin".

    I see, you meant IRL. :) As far as I know the Gryphon Feather in Daggerfall is the only previous reference to the creature in Elder Scrolls, but I've not played anything before Morrowind, so if more information existed in Daggerfall or Arena, I don't know about it.
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  • ghastley
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    It's Gryphon in English-speaking countries, and Griffin in America. (Merv said so).

    And I'm not taking the one in the centre, either.
  • magictucktuck
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    Its like how us americans spell Brazil, but its actually Brasil (it even wants to spell check me lol). different strokes for different folks
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  • QuebraRegra
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    Its like how us americans spell Brazil, but its actually Brasil (it even wants to spell check me lol). different strokes for different folks

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  • CHIMCHIMCheree
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    I guess though it can be spelled three different ways. But outside of pop culture I usually see it spelled "Griffin".

    I see, you meant IRL. :) As far as I know the Gryphon Feather in Daggerfall is the only previous reference to the creature in Elder Scrolls, but I've not played anything before Morrowind, so if more information existed in Daggerfall or Arena, I don't know about it.

    Arena and Daggerfall used "Griffin" as part of their inn name generation system.

    Arena had the inns "White Griffin" and "Devil's Griffin" in Belkarth Guard, for example: http://en.uesp.net/wiki/Arena:Belkarth_Guard

    Cloudrest had Griffin inns too: http://en.uesp.net/wiki/Arena:Cloudrest

    Daggerfall seems to have had a number of inns named after a 'Griffin': http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Daggerfall:_Taverns

    Sunhold in The Summerset Isles was going to have a gladitorial team called The Griffins but this didn't make it to production: http://en.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Sunhold

    Daggerfall also included a "Gryphon's Feather" potion ingredient: http://en.uesp.net/wiki/Daggerfall:Gryphon's_feather#Gryphon.27s_feather
  • JPcrazysquirrel3
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    Its like how us americans spell Brazil, but its actually Brasil (it even wants to spell check me lol). different strokes for different folks

    On a different topic, but I noticed your username, and would like to inform you that in Summerset, you'll meet a character who has had a "magical tuck tuck".
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  • AgmarTheUnrestful
    Technically, there are a total of five possible spellings: griffin, griffon (which is derived directly from the Old French), gryphon, grifon, and gryfon, none of which are directly derived from Ancient Greek (the Ancient Grecians called such a creature a gryps (pronounced like "grewps")); the closest spellings to their etymological ancestors are the previously noted griffon (Old French), as well as the Commonwealth spelling gryphon (closest to the Latin gryphus).
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  • Ruthven
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    For ESO, it's Gryphon. :)

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  • Vaoh
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    “Gryphon Heart” is a title.

    Must be Gryphon!
  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    Vaoh wrote: »
    “Gryphon Heart” is a title.

    Must be Gryphon!

    Methinks the devs were playing a little too much Heroes of Might and Magic III.
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