The lion is a creature with a history full of myth and legend. Interestingly, it is one of the most widely recognized animal symbols in human culture. For example in Africa lions appear in folk stories, proverbs, and dances. The word lion in Swahili is famously known to be “Simba”.“Simba’ also means “lion”, “aggressive”, “king” and “strong”.
Lions have left their paw prints throughout history from the roaring and striding lion in the throne room of Nebuchadnezzar II to the mythic Nemean lion that Hercules defeats, represented as the constellation and zodiac sign Leo.