The Griffin

On the Pelton Tomb in the Greenwood Cemetery at New Orleans, Louisiana, the top of the crypt displays urns flanked by two griffins.  The griffin is a mythological beast that has the combined head and wings of the King of the Skies–the eagle–and the muscular body of the King of Beasts–the Lion.  This combination symbolizes the creatures dominance over the Heavens and the Earth.  In Christian symbolism the griffin represents the duality that is Jesus Christ–He is the son of God, a human, but also a part of the Trinity–making him divine.  Christ reigns over the Heavens and the Earth.

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