griffins and shameless little boys,

Type: Historical | Title: Wuthering Heights (in Context) | Author: Emily Brontë | Ch: Chapter I

The architectural ornamentation declares the house's Pre-Reformation construction. Griffins were mythological creatures often employed in English heraldry. They had the head and wings of an eagle, the body and hind quarters of a lion. Putti were small boys, often naked, representing cherubs or cupids. 

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