A breed of Raiden that wears silver and gold armor over its slate gray plumage. Its chest plate keeps its upper body from being hit by weapons, but also limits its range of motion so that it cannot move as easily as other Raidens. Its name was temporarily shortened to Griffon, but this was too similar to another preexisting Raiden breed and was eventually changed back.
A griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and hind legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Its name has many spellings as it appears in legends all over the world, from Greece to France. This monster's name is a derivative of this word.