Nobody believed it could be done. Griffins are just mythological animals, right? But then mytho-archaeologists invented the multiverse engine, and we began to see our natural history in a whole new light.
This incredible image by Finnish artist and science writer Maija Karala shows the skeleton of a dinosaur, Protoceratops, which anthropologist Adrienne Mayor believes may have inspired the griffin legends of antiquity. It's possible that desert nomads may have stumbled across such a skeleton over 5,000 years ago, and spun legends based on it.