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==People Associated with Lions==
 
==People Associated with Lions==
The '''lion''' is used as the [[Christian]] [[12th century symbolism|symbol]] for the disciple Mark. For this reason, it often appears in [[church]] [[manuscript]]s in the [[illumination]]. The other reason is the Christian symbolism of the lion and the lamb.
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The '''lion''' is used as the [[Christian]] [[12th century symbolism|symbol]] for Mark, one of the four Evangelists. For this reason, it often appears in [[church]] [[manuscript]]s in the [[illumination]].  
  
 
[[Richard I]]'s ferocious military prowess earned him the epithet ''Coeur de Lion'' (Lion Heart).
 
[[Richard I]]'s ferocious military prowess earned him the epithet ''Coeur de Lion'' (Lion Heart).

Latest revision as of 16:42, 22 August 2008

A lion couchant

The lion is a large feline animal, native to Africa.

Heraldic Lions

The lion is a common heraldic charge. It is often associated with the royal arms of England. An English lion is lion passant gardant. However it can be confused with a leopard that was never used in heraldry with spots.

People Associated with Lions

The lion is used as the Christian symbol for Mark, one of the four Evangelists. For this reason, it often appears in church manuscripts in the illumination.

Richard I's ferocious military prowess earned him the epithet Coeur de Lion (Lion Heart).

See also