Thursday, May 15, 2008

The lion as a symbol.

The lion is the symbol of earthly power, courage, strength, dignity, and royalty in many cultures. No wonder why it is the king of the jungle and all beasts. Here’s a verse from the Proverbs,
"There are three things which are majestic in pace, yes, four which are stately in walk: A lion, which is mighty among beasts and does not turn away from any... (Prov 30:29-30).

High regard for the lion's strength and courage is probably the reason why it was used as the insignia of the Roman legions. Supposedly, the lion would be wise and just, with spiritual powers just like its physical attributes.

The Egyptians also saw the lion as a symbol of power and wealth. For this reason, the Pharaohs of Egypt were sometimes pictured as lions. Even rulers like Alexander the Great were depicted wearing lion's heads on the coins minted during their times in power.

Furthermore, the lion was used on tribe banners when Moses took the Israelites out of Egypt. Today, the lion’s roar is often associated with bravery.

The king of the jungle has captured the human imagination for many centuries as a representation of power and magnificence. Carved statues of lions are commonly found guarding temples, tombs, palaces and bridges. The lion's courage and strength have made it a symbol of power as well as majesty.

For me, the lion represents the great power of personal strength, courage, self-control and stability in life which can lead to personal power.
Now you know why this blog was named as such.

“My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows and their tongue a sharp sword.” - Psalm 57:4

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