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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hippogriff, a successful invention



As far as scholarship goes, the hippogriff appeared for the first time in the history of literature in Ludovico Ariosto's long poem Orlando Furioso (1516-32), so it can be considered his own invention. This fascinating creature still soars in our paper skies. Here drawn by Ediano Silva for Pathfinder, volume 6: Runescars, Dynamite Entertainment, 2018 (in Italy: Le Rune di Varisia, Editoriale Cosmo).