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:


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

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


See also


  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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