Semargl-Pereplut is a mythical creature in Slavic mythology. In the Book of Veles he is the father of Skif - the founder of Skifia (Scythia). It is often portrayed as a large dog with wings.It is the equivalent of Simurgh in Persian mythology who is also represented like a griffin with a dog body.
"The Simurgh, found in inacessible islands and near the equator, is fearless beyond all other animals. He can carry off exceedingly large animals like the elephant, and the rhinoceros and when he does, rocks quake and tremble. He builds his nest upon large trees."
Illustration from the ‘Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing) composed in the 13th cent. by Zakariya' ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini. Undated: possibly produced in provincial 18th cent. Mughal India, possibly Punjabi.
The simurgh is depicted in Iranian art as a winged creature in the shape of a bird, gigantic enough to carry off an elephant or a whale. It appears as a kind of peacock with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion; sometimes however also with a human face. The simurgh is inherently benevolent and unambiguously female. This giant birdlike creature is so old that it has seen the world destroyed three times over, and thus possesses the knowledge of all the ages.
17th-century Mughal India illustrated version of a 13th-century Arabic treatise by Zakariya al-Qazwini titled ‘Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing).
Simurgh , Persian also spelled simorgh, simurg, simoorg or simourv, is a benevolent, mythical flying creature. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds such as Arabic Anqā or Persian Homā The figure can be found in all periods of Greater Iranian art and literature and is also evident in the iconography of medieval Armenia , the Byzantine empire and other regions that were within the sphere of Persian cultural influence ..