Winged lions from the emblem book, Atalanta Fugiens, by Michael Maier, first published in 1617
Winged lions from the emblem book, Atalanta Fugiens, by Michael Maier, first published in 1617

The winged lion is a mythological creature that resembles a lion with bird-like wings.

Mythical adaptations

The winged lion is found in various forms especially in Ancient and Medieval civilizations.

There were different mythological adaptions for the winged lion:

Emblems

Lion of St. Mark seen on the Venetian Coat of Arms
Lion of St. Mark seen on the Venetian Coat of Arms

The emblems of the winged lions were featured in different countries:

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "70 years ago, when our command was established the Lion of St Mark was decided on as our symbol". Allied Joint Force Command Naples - JFCNP. Italy. Retrieved September 24, 2021 – via Facebook.

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