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Giant eagles were large-sized magical beasts that resembled massive eagles.[2]


Giant eagles were intelligent, keen-eyed birds of prey that sometimes associated with good creatures.[2] A giant eagle was a noble creature that spoke Auran and understood speech in the Common tongue.[2]


Giant eagles considered themselves to be the defenders of mountaintops and would make fast friends with any who respected and aided them in times of need.[citation needed]

As an intelligent creature, Giant eagles were expected to be treated with respect or their pride would be hurt.[5]


A giant eagle and its rider.


Giant eagles were found in the Nether, Rauvin, and Ice Mountains, as well as the Spine of the World, in northwest Faerûn.[6] They were also found in the Dragonjaw, Thesk, and Sunrise Mountains in northeast Faerûn.[7] Giant eagles nested in Evermeet in the Guardian Trees.[8]

In the Unapproachable East, they could be found around the Umbergoth mountain of Aglarond.[9]

In the Zakhara region's Crowded Sea, they could be found on the island chain of Nada al-Hazan[10] and the archipelago of Jazayir al-Sartan.[11]

Like most mundane animals, giant eagles could be found in the Beastlands.[12]


Remnis was the patron god of giant eagles in the Realms.[13]


Giant eagles were prized as mounts,[14] even being the sole mounts for the Eagle Knights of Evermeet.[15] They were also revered by the Eagle Tribe hunters in the western region of the Shaar.[16]

They were sometimes seen guarding or accompanying elves or dwarves and were known to be capable of forging strong friendships that could last their entire lives.[5]

The clergy of Aerdrie Faenya was primarily concerned with exploration and maintaining good relations with giant eagles.[17]

For a very long time Avariels nourished respectful and admirative bonds with giant eagles.[18]


The feather of a giant eagle could be used as a material component for the spell protection from birds and uniquely would double its duration.[19]


Around 1374 DR, one could find giant eagles stabled by the Zhentarim as mounts within the Temple in the Sky.[20]

Notable Giant Eagles[]


See also[]


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Further Reading[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 324. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  4. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 0-935696-00-8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 James Wyatt (March 2000). “Animal Henchmen”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #269 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 30–31.
  6. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 45–46. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  7. Richard Baker, Matt Forbeck, Sean K. Reynolds (May 2003). Unapproachable East. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 90, 93. ISBN 0-7869-2881-6.
  8. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 45. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  9. Anthony Pryor (June 1995). “Campaign Guide”. In Michele Carter, Doug Stewart eds. Spellbound (TSR, Inc.), p. 59. ISBN 978-0786901395.
  10. David Cook (October 1992). “Nada al-Hazan”. In Bill Slavicsek ed. Golden Voyages (TSR, Inc.), p. 2. ISBN 978-1560763314.
  11. David Cook (October 1992). “Al-Sartan”. In Bill Slavicsek ed. Golden Voyages (TSR, Inc.), p. 2. ISBN 978-1560763314.
  12. Dale Donovan (December 1995). “Liber Benevolentiae”. In Michele Carter ed. Planes of Conflict (TSR, Inc.), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-0309-0.
  13. slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  14. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  15. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), pp. 87–88. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  16. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 19, 164. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  17. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. Edited by Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 123–124. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  18. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  19. Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  20. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 38. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.
  21. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 101. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  22. Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 80. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.