Epic poems of Saadi and Ferdusi.
Milton- "So saying
he caught him up, and without wing Of hippogrif, bore through the
air sublime Over the wilderness and o'er the plain." (
Thomas Bulfinch- "Like a griffin, he had the
head of an eagle, claws armed with talons, and wings covered with
feathers, the rest of his body being that of a horse. This strange animal
is called a Hippogriff." (Legends of Charlemagne)