Gryphon (No, not a gryphon. gryphons have the head of an eagle. If this mythic creature had a name- I believe it might be "Flion") Not a manticore, manticores have human faces.<<< This amazing mythical creature is a Shedu.
tales: Japanese Kitsune, often depicted as having 9 tales. The kitsune trickster combines her sharpened wit with minor arcane powers of charm and persuasion. She uses her talents to spin convincing lies, riddles, and stories.