Gryfons are mythical creatures with the head/front-body of an eagle and the back legs of a lion (see this page or this page for more on the different types and mythology of griffins).

About GryfonsEdit

In The Summer King Chronicles series, gryfons inhabit most of the world, with the Silver Isles and the Winderost being the largest roosts.


They have slender, feline bodies but also have avian features such as a bird-like head, talons and feathered wings. Their hindquarters are shaped like lion paws, and unlike other gryfons of mythology, they have feathered tails rather than a lion's tail.

Depending on the pride, gryfons can have many different colors: the dragon-blooded Aesir have brighter colors such as red[1], gold[2], orange[3] or green[4], while the Vanir have more muted/cold colors such as gray[5], white[6], brown[7] and black[8]. The Dawn Spire Aesir have similar colors to the Vanir, but warmer such as tawny red[9] or ruddy[10].

Prey and HuntingEdit


The hunting is mostly up to the females in a pride, while the males are usually warriors and guard or participate in wars. During winter, with the advanced pregnancy stage of the females, males take over most of the hunting duties.

Aesir and Lakelander Hunting HabitsEdit

Vanir and Vanhar Hunting HabitsEdit

The Vanir and Vanhar do not hunt land animals unless they are asked by the wolves (in the Silver Isles) or the lions (in the Winderost). They instead hunt fish, as it is a taboo to hunt a Named creature.

Daily LifeEdit

The Mating FlightsEdit

In the summer, gryfons chose their mate during a ritual flight, and are all mated for life (unless they take another mate after the death of their first one).

Gryfon Aging CycleEdit




Most gryfons live to 50-60 years old and become adults around ten years of age. In the Silver Isles during Sverin's rule, for an adult male gryfon to be accepted into the pride, they must compete in an initiation hunt while in the Winderost, the hunt is more to accept rogues who wish to join the pride. Adults are able to mate and have kits, go on hunting patrols and fight.

Gryfon PridesEdit


Inhabiting The Silver Isles. They are short, wiry and similar to the Vanhar is both size and religious ideas. However, while the Vanhar will always look for peace, the Vanir will fight if they must.


Divided into two prides: the Aesir (Dragon-Blood) who have Kajar's curse, and the Aesir (Dawn Spire) who don't. Both of them once inhabited the Winderost, until the former pride fled due to the nightmare. They conquered the Silver Isles and most resided there for ten years.


Living in the Ostral Shores in the Winderost.


Rogues and ExilesEdit




  1. Sverin, Per and Kajar all have red feathers. They are collectively called The Red Kings because of this.
  2. Kjorn
  3. Vald
  4. Hallr
  5. Rashard
  6. Ragna
  7. Toskil
  8. Stigr
  9. Orn
  10. Brynja, Valdis, Mar


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Clan Leaders

Asrik · Cai


Asvander · Bara · Caj · Hel · Lofgar · Ofgar

Rogues and Exiles
Rogue Leaders

Hel · Rok


Fraenir · Frida


Ollar · Toskil's mother

Former Exiles

Dagr · Frar · Ilse · Istra · Istren · Keta · Ketil · Maja · Toskil · Vidar

Priests and Priestesses

The Priestess

Priest Acolytes

The Acolytes


Frida · Mirsk · Nilsine

Kings & Queens

Freja · Asbjorn · Unnr · Baldr · Ragna · Rashard

Princes & Princesses

Baldr · Rashard · Embra · Njord · Tyrilar


Asfrid · Frar · Gret · Hrafn · Ingmer · Istra · Istren · Ivar · Keta · Ketil · Maja · Muna · Ragr · Sigrun · Stigr · Toskil · Toskil's mother · Vidar