From Wales we have the Adar Llwch Gwin. They were similar to griffins, and the one I drew I fashioned after one in an old painting. They were given to a warrior named Drudwas ap Tryffin by his fairy wife. The name derives from the Welsh words llwch (“dust”) and gwin (“wine”). These birds were said to understand human speech and to obey whatever command was given to them by their master.