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]


Giant eagle

A giant eagle and its rider.

Giant eagles were prized as mounts,[6] even being the sole mounts for the Eagle Knights of Evermeet.[7] They were also revered by the Eagle Tribe hunters in the western region of the Shaar.[8]

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.[9]

For a very long time Avariels have nourished respectful and admirative bonds with giant eagles.[10]

Remnis was the god of giant eagles.[11]


Giant eagles were found in the Nether, Rauvin, and Ice Mountains, as well as the Spine of the World, in northwest Faerûn.[12] They were also found in the Dragonjaw, Thesk, and Sunrise Mountains in northeast Faerûn.[13] Giant eagles nested in Evermeet in the Guardian Trees.[14]

Notable Giant EaglesEdit


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Further ReadingEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (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 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 0-9356-9600-8.
  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), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  7. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), pp. 87–88. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  8. Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 19, 164. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
  9. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 123–124. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  10. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  11. Dale Henson (as slade), Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Jennell Jaquays (as Paul Jaquays), Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  12. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 45–46. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  13. Richard Baker, Matt Forbeck, Sean K. Reynolds (May 2003). Unapproachable East. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 90, 93. ISBN 0-7869-2881-6.
  14. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 45. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  15. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 101. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  16. Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 80. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.
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