Griffins are mythological creatures that appear throughout the Hercules franchise.
During the Zero to Hero montage song, a blue Griffin working for Hades was sent to try and defeat Hercules alongside a Minotaur and Stheno. He was defeated along with his accomplices via a punch to the face.
- Main article: Mr. Griff
A Griffin going by the name of "Mr. Griff" appeared in the Hercules TV Series during the episode Hercules and the Griffin. He was an elderly Griffin that was tasked with guarding the first diamond ever crafted by Hephaestus.
- Main article: Merv Griffin
A Griffin named Merv Griffin—parodied and voiced by a real life person of the same name—appeared in the Hercules episode Hercules and the Big Sink. He was an Athenian Griffin whom hosted his own talk-show.
- In the Zero to Hero song, storyboards reveal that the Griffin was supposed to be replaced with a Giant Lobster.
- Griffins appear throughout the Hercules series with different appearances. In the movie, the Griffin was dark blue with red eyes and had feline paws, while the TV series made their color-schemes more eagle based with bird talons for hands and feet. The behavior of Griffins in the TV series was also less hostile.