Known as the King of Beasts or King of the Jungle, countless fables and folklores have been told about the lion around the world.
This majestic member of the cat family exudes charisma and a royal bearing, and is connected to the sun and masculine qualities.
The lion symbolizes authority, victory, fortitude, pride, strength, courage, justice protection and fairness. Because of these associations, images of lions are often seen on shields and battle flags. In Christianity, a winged lion is the symbol of St. Mark, the Evangelist.