What Do Lions Symbolize?

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What is the symbolic meaning of a lion?

The lion is a very diverse symbol. Its most common traits are: majesty, strength, courage, justice, and military might. Commonly reffered to as “the KING of the beasts,” it is a symbol of Kingly power and might, but as the lioness it is commonly related to the Great Mother and protection.

Why do lions symbolize courage?

The fact that it is a nocturnal creature means that the lion is a symbol of authority and command over subconscious thought (as night is an ancient symbol of the subconscious – or dream states). Other than a symbol for strength, other symbolic attributes of the lion include: Courage.

What does the female lion symbolize?

The lionesses within a pride are pivotal to the prosperity, growth and survival of the tribe. As they hunt primarily during the evening or at night, they represent the connection to the divine feminine lunar energy of the moon. Our ancestors venerated the lioness also for her instinctive sexual prowess.