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Keythong by Scatha-the-Worm Keythong by Scatha-the-Worm
Added 8/04/07

A keythong is supposedly a male griffin. They have no wings, as you see, but they have various golden spikes covering their bodies.
They're neat-o! :D

(c) me!
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Don't mess with him, or you might get yourself into a spiny situation.
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TheNerdytimes Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
KeyWHAT!?
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3Beccaboo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love keythongs!!! :)
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
They are pretty neat beasties. :)
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very cool Keythong. And pics of this creature are HARD to come across.

But you made a very nice version of it. This is definitely going to my Favorites. :D
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Well, thank you very kindly! :D Glad you like it!

It is pretty hard to find Keythong pics. You'd think there would at least be a few more.
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!

Sadly, it's not a very commonly known creature, and so it's not very popular in art. But it should be, it's a majestic creature!

Which is why I'm so glad to see it here!

I'd love to feature it on a mythical creature wiki, if you don't mind...
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
I don't mind at all! Just as long as I get credit for it, I'm more than happy to say yes. :)
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And I will do that.

Thanks for your cooperation. :)
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darklighteryphon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
man i really am a keythong i have wing envy to the female gryphons
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
But Keythongs have those awesome gold spikes!
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darklighteryphon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
i know but the keythong thinks that the gryphon's wings are beautiful and he does not know that the gryphon thinks he's spikes are cute. note that keythongs can fiy without wing this is true
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geekspace Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
Ahh, interesting-of all the bizarre things, this reminds me of calico-pattern cats, which supposedly are always FEMALE. Go figure. And hey, join the crowd.
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
Lol, yeah, I heard that about calicos, too. My sister kept trying to convince me that if our cats had a male calico kitten, it would be worth a million bucks. :D
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geekspace Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Wow-live and learn...I'd certainly heard of griffins, but had no idea there was THIS much difference 'tween the sexes.

Still another fantastic job-festooned with elegant spines, forelegs sporting truly murderous eagle-talons, and I dig that little beak-notch...detail like that is vital in lending critters derived (partly) from a bird of prey that extra character.
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Thank you! The Keythong is a "newer" mythical creature, made mostly to be a heraldic device. They're always male, while griffins can be both.
This is what I do all day on the internet....look up generally useless stuff that facinates me. :D
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Deus-Ex-Letum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Neat! I love the expression on its face, a clever but cruel look. Nice work on the furry parts as well as the spines, although I would hate to be him if I fell on my back. Overall, a really nice job, and this is your concept I take it?
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Thanks! He's my take on a very obscure mythical creature. I have this big book full of monster descriptions, from every corner of the world. It's awesome, but out of print now. I was lucky to find one!
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Deus-Ex-Letum Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Indeed, you were. Although mine are not as all-encompassing as yours seems to be, I have a few as well. They are most interesting, and its kinda strange, when you get down to it, that two different cultures separated by miles of ocean can have similar creatures in their folk lore, it makes you wonder....
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
It does indeed!
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CreatureLord Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
OOOOO....
Very cool! :XD:
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Scatha-the-Worm Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Thanks! I like him!
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