Okay, never mind about the elves. But basically I divided griffins into 3 types: ( call me crazy -_-)
- Griffins: This refers to all griff- creatures. Body parts include head and body of (either eagle or lion)
- Griffons: Head of a lion and body of eagle. More medieval-ish and rarer.
- Gryphons: More common, and refer to eagle-headed lions. More common in pop culture, such as MLP griffons (appearence-ly incorrect) and the Skylander Sonic Boom.
So there lies the difference.