Lions Cultural Emblems
The Lion has been a symbol for human beings through centuries and has been used by all cultures. They are visible in the remains of Europe, Africa and Asia. From the east coast to the West this has been an icon of power and strength.
Although many human lives have been lost to these beasts they still hold a heroic position among us and are a symbol of nobility.
Famously called the king of the jungle or the most magnificent of all beast the human affinity for the animal is definite and it appears in significant number of books as well as architectural remains.
From the Greeks to the Hindus all have praised and idolized lions. Ivory carving from Vogel herd cave in the Swabian Alb located in the South West region of Germany have lion heads as a part of them also the depictions are prominent amongst the findings from the Chamber Of Felines , Chauvet caves and Lascaux caves. Some of them can be dated back to as early as 32000 years and are historic.
The lion is also sacred and is the emblem of “Tribe of Judah” and “Kingdom of Judah” Ancient Egypt respected the lioness and they are part of many Egyptian structures that were constructed in hose times. The Egyptian pantheons are Menhit, Bast, Pakhet, Mafdet, and Sphinx.
The Lion Gate of Mycenae is two lionesses that represent a Goddess. Originally designed in 1300 BC it was restored by the recent Governments
Thus lionesses were equally praised if not more and are part of the heritage of many cultures. They were admired for not only the beauty but also the wit and hunting ability. The human counterparts that inculcated the traits were also called upon by the names of lionesses as a token of appreciation.
The zodiac sign of Leo is constellational significance awarded to the animal and thus speaks of its place in not only cultures but also astronomy and mythology.
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