A scene from Africa, with many native fauna.

Africa scene

A scene from Africa, with many native fauna.

A lion, rabbit, hawk, all gather around the tree for a meeting held by the owl.

Animals Gathering

A lion, rabbit, hawk, all gather around the tree for a meeting held by the owl.

"Ant-lion larva." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Antlion

"Ant-lion larva." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"Ant-lion perfect insect." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Antlion

"Ant-lion perfect insect." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"In some species the larvae, which are small, sluggish, oval-shaped creatures, and furnished with a formidable pair of jaws, excavate conical pits in the sandy places which they inhabit, at the bottom of which they conceal themselves entirely, with the exception of the head and jaws." — Goodrich, 1859

Antlion and Larva

"In some species the larvae, which are small, sluggish, oval-shaped creatures, and furnished with a…

"Assyrian bas-relief. Part of a Lion-hunt, from Nimrud." —D'Anvers, 1895

Assyrian bas-relief

"Assyrian bas-relief. Part of a Lion-hunt, from Nimrud." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Bronze Lamp in British Museum." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bronze Lamp

"Bronze Lamp in British Museum." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A carnivorous quadruped, having well developed anal glands secreting civet.

Civet Cat

A carnivorous quadruped, having well developed anal glands secreting civet.

St. Jerome in his Cell is an engraving that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1514. It shows St. Jerome writing amongst a lion, dog and a skull. St. Jerome was a Roman Catholic priest who was known for translating the Bible into Latin during the 5th century.

St. Jerome In His Cell

St. Jerome in his Cell is an engraving that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1514.…

A hunting leopard. Has a short mane crest of hairs passing from the back of he head to the sholders. A very fast runner.

Cheetah

A hunting leopard. Has a short mane crest of hairs passing from the back of he head to the sholders.…

A fire breathing monster, the fore part of whose body, according to the Iliad, was that of a lion, the middle that of a goat, and the hinder that of a dragon, or which, according to Hesiod, had three heads.

Chimera

A fire breathing monster, the fore part of whose body, according to the Iliad, was that of a lion, the…

A detailed drawing of a lion's retractile claw.

Claw

A detailed drawing of a lion's retractile claw.

This Lion Coat of Arms is designed with inlayed marble work. It was found in St. Croce, Florence, Italy, during the Italian Renaissance.

Lion Coat of Arms

This Lion Coat of Arms is designed with inlayed marble work. It was found in St. Croce, Florence, Italy,…

This Lion Coat of Arms is designed with an intarsia panel. It was found in St. Maria Novella, Florence, Italy, during the Italian Renaissance.

Lion Coat of Arms

This Lion Coat of Arms is designed with an intarsia panel. It was found in St. Maria Novella, Florence,…

The Annual Excursion of the Congo Fishing Club.Chorus of members :— "Hey, there, in the stern! Trim the boat!"

Congo Fishing Club Annual Excursion 1

The Annual Excursion of the Congo Fishing Club. Chorus of members :— "Hey, there, in the stern!…

The Annual Excursion of the Congo Fishing Club.The thick-skinned member :— "Beg pardon, were you speaking to me?"

Congo Fishing Club Annual Excursion 2

The Annual Excursion of the Congo Fishing Club. The thick-skinned member :— "Beg pardon, were…

Leo or the Lion constellation.

Leo

Leo or the Lion constellation.

Two ships at sea with a crest and lions between them.

Crest and Ships

Two ships at sea with a crest and lions between them.

Crouching Egyptian sphinx sculpture in the Louvre.

Crouching Sphinx

Crouching Egyptian sphinx sculpture in the Louvre.

Crouching Egyptian sphinx sculpture with ram's head in the Louvre.

Crouching Sphinx

Crouching Egyptian sphinx sculpture with ram's head in the Louvre.

This margin drawing was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1515. It is found in the prayer book of Emperor Maximilian. It is a combination of scrolling leaves, an oval shape on the bottom with the year 1515 in its center, and a lion directly above it. At the very top is a cornucopia filled with grapes and a bird eating out of it.

Margin Drawing

This margin drawing was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1515. It is found in the prayer…

"A Lion's Head Erased. In heraldry, represented as having been forcibly torn off, the separated parts being left jagged, as opposed to couped." -Whitney, 1911

Erased

"A Lion's Head Erased. In heraldry, represented as having been forcibly torn off, the separated parts…

The shield of a knight of the time of Edward II. The lion's face is a common charge in heraldry.

Heraldic Shield with a Lion's Face

The shield of a knight of the time of Edward II. The lion's face is a common charge in heraldry.

Excitement among the animals as Mr. Elephant tries to get aboard.

A Flood in the Congo Valley

Excitement among the animals as Mr. Elephant tries to get aboard.

A floral divider, with winged lions and a fountain.

Floral Divider with Winged Lions

A floral divider, with winged lions and a fountain.

"GAMBE. An obsolete French word, signifying a leg, and is still used in Heraldry, for the leg of a lion or other creature borne in coats of arms." -Hall, 1862

Gambe

"GAMBE. An obsolete French word, signifying a leg, and is still used in Heraldry, for the leg of a lion…

"Medieval Griffin. Porch of the Duomo, Verona, Italy. GRIFFIN. In mythology, an imaginary animal supposed to be generated between the lion and the eagle, and to combine the head, front, and wings of an eagle with the body and hind quarters of a lion." -Whitney, 1911

Griffin

"Medieval Griffin. Porch of the Duomo, Verona, Italy. GRIFFIN. In mythology, an imaginary animal supposed…

"Griffin, from a Greek Sarcophagus. GRIFFIN. In mythology, an imaginary animal supposed to be generated between the lion and the eagle, and to combine the head, front, and wings of an eagle with the body and hind quarters of a lion." -Whitney, 1911

Griffin

"Griffin, from a Greek Sarcophagus. GRIFFIN. In mythology, an imaginary animal supposed to be generated…

"A griffin having the uppet part of the body of an eagle and the lower parts of a lion, with wings decorated with spirals, are among the more remarkable examples of perforated ornaments for attachment to the clothing." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Griffin Pendent

"A griffin having the uppet part of the body of an eagle and the lower parts of a lion, with wings decorated…

The Greek Griffin is associated with Antiquity and fire, usually appears on Candelabras and friezes. The Griffin has the body of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle.

Greek Griffin

The Greek Griffin is associated with Antiquity and fire, usually appears on Candelabras and friezes.…

The Renaissance Griffin is associated with Antiquity and fire, it appears on Candelabras and friezes. The Griffin has the body of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle.

Griffin Renaissance

The Renaissance Griffin is associated with Antiquity and fire, it appears on Candelabras and friezes.…

The Roman Griffin has the body of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle. The Griffin is usually associated with Antiquity and fire, and appears on Candelabras and friezes.

Roman Griffin

The Roman Griffin has the body of a Lion and the head and wings of an Eagle. The Griffin is usually…

"The griffin is a monster with the body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle, and back covered with feathers." —Bulfinch, 1897

Gryphon

"The griffin is a monster with the body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle, and back covered…

This Lion Head is a prospectus of Dr. Schubert's Naturgeschichte.

Lion Head

This Lion Head is a prospectus of Dr. Schubert's Naturgeschichte.

This Lion Head is a painting by Paul Meyerheim.

Lion Head

This Lion Head is a painting by Paul Meyerheim.

Shield with a rearing lion.

Heraldry, Rampant

Shield with a rearing lion.

The third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion.

Jaguar

The third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion.

This jug is lavishly decorated with two figures at the base supporting the jug. The handle is in the shape of a lion and center of the jug has a war scene.

Jug

This jug is lavishly decorated with two figures at the base supporting the jug. The handle is in the…

"Arms of Leo X (Medici)." — Young, 1901

Arms of Leo X

"Arms of Leo X (Medici)." — Young, 1901

Lion laying down with a captured mouse.

Lion

Lion laying down with a captured mouse.

A magestic carnivorous animal, the largest of the cat genus. It is one of the most active of the large quadrupeds, has a yellow or tawny color, and measures from eight to ten feet in length.

Lion

A magestic carnivorous animal, the largest of the cat genus. It is one of the most active of the large…

"The lion holds an important place among the animals born in coat-armor. As early as the 12th century, the king of beasts was assumed as an appropriate emblem by the sovereigns of England, Scotland, Norway, Denmark, the native princes of Wales, the counts of Flanders and Holland, and various other European potentates." — Chambers, 1881

Lion

"The lion holds an important place among the animals born in coat-armor. As early as the 12th century,…

"The lion holds an important place among the animals born in coat-armor. As early as the 12th century, the king of beasts was assumed as an appropriate emblem by the sovereigns of England, Scotland, Norway, Denmark, the native princes of Wales, the counts of Flanders and Holland, and various other European potentates." — Chambers, 1881

Lion

"The lion holds an important place among the animals born in coat-armor. As early as the 12th century,…

A male lion, mammal of the family Felidae.

Lion

A male lion, mammal of the family Felidae.

The lion.

Lion

The lion.

An illustration of a lion.

Lion

An illustration of a lion.

An illustration of a lion.

Lion

An illustration of a lion.

An illustration of a lion being hit by a palm tree and a photographer riding away on a horse.

Lion Being Hit by Palm Tree & Photographer Riding Away on a Horse

An illustration of a lion being hit by a palm tree and a photographer riding away on a horse.

A crest with a lion and a castle.

Lion Crest

A crest with a lion and a castle.

Lion crest

Lion Crest

Lion crest

"The English crest is a crown surmounted by a lion statant guardant crowned, or. CREST. The ornament on the upper part of the helmet in Heraldry placed over coats of arms, either with or without the helmet." -Hall, 1862

Lion Crest

"The English crest is a crown surmounted by a lion statant guardant crowned, or. CREST. The ornament…

"Argent, a lion rampant guardant gules, debruised by a fess azure. DEBRUISED. Any animal that has an ordinary placed upon it is said to be debruised." -Hall, 1862

Lion Debruised

"Argent, a lion rampant guardant gules, debruised by a fess azure. DEBRUISED. Any animal that has an…

Lion head

Lion head

Lion head

This Antique Lion Head shows the front view of the antique head. This Lion's Head is found at the Vatican.

Antique Lion Head

This Antique Lion Head shows the front view of the antique head. This Lion's Head is found at the Vatican.

This Antique Lion Head shows the side view of the antique head. This Lion's Head is found at the Vatican.

Antique Lion Head

This Antique Lion Head shows the side view of the antique head. This Lion's Head is found at the Vatican.

The Gargoyle Lion Head was found in Metapontum, Greece.

Gargoyle Lion Head

The Gargoyle Lion Head was found in Metapontum, Greece.

This Gargoyle Lion Head is made out of terracotta and is found in Athens, Greece.

Gargoyle Lion Head

This Gargoyle Lion Head is made out of terracotta and is found in Athens, Greece.

The Gargoyle Lion Head is found in the Parthenon of Athens, Greece.

Gargoyle Lion Head

The Gargoyle Lion Head is found in the Parthenon of Athens, Greece.

A painting titled Lion-hunt from the North-west Palace at Nimrud.

Lion Hunt

A painting titled Lion-hunt from the North-west Palace at Nimrud.

An illustration of a photographer shooting a lion dressed in a robe leaning against a rock.

Photographer Shooting Lion in Robe

An illustration of a photographer shooting a lion dressed in a robe leaning against a rock.