Lion – Pride

An illustration by Pia Ravenari of an Asiatic Lion with a mane facing the left, against a blue background, there are orange-brown circles and a two-headed arrow symbol on the lion's cheek.


Pride, nobility and royalty, a connection to sun deities, taking pride in who you are, making your skills work for you, sun symbolism, a connection to the energy of gold and yellow, stealth, clashes with those with hyena energy, group dynamics, acting when challenged, courage, dominating others, roar when necessary.

Female (Lioness); moon and sun deities, sisterhood, socialising, supporting one another, giving your gifts to those you care about, helping others get what they need to survive, healing, having a sharp eye and sharp tongue, the fierce mother.

Male (Lion); brotherhood, doing what you have to, in order to look after yourself, making hard decisions, brutality, being hard to understand, wandering through life, being used to doing it on your own, loneliness.

General Description:

The lion is one of the big cat carnivores, found in Africa, a small pocket of India and Asia. They live in different habitats, from bushland to forested regions, but they prefer grasslands. Male lions are best recognised by their mane (though some male lions have none), and female lions are probably best known for their complex socialisation and cooperation with one another while hunting.

Lions have distinct sexual dimorphism (males are bigger / have manes) and gendered hunting roles. Because of their ability to coordinate sophisticated attacks, they will take down prey much larger than themselves. Lions will sometimes group into prides, but all male lions go through a nomadic period (which sometimes never ends) or will sometimes form bachelor groups. All lions are considered Vulnerable or Endangered and are primarily threatened by hunting.