Oh, you dirty dog. The guy who made this creature up had to be leaning against a bar with his tongue hanging out waiting for a drink.
The only requirements for this animal are that it's red and gold (or blue or green or purple...you know. any color that exists...) and that they spontaneously combust when they have aged between 500 and 1000 years.
Griffins? Yep, we got those too.
you really can't beat being the king of the majestical beasts. Here's m favorite thing, though. That the eagle's head has awesome protruding ears. Observe...
Forgive me, but what are you?
Finally, here's one of the 59 reasons that Wales is cooler than everywhere else. Saudi Arabia... what, you got a scimitar on your flag? Pfft. (Who cares if it is totally sinister when hoisted, no bonus coolpoints there) BAM try out this vision in red: