Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Animal Logo Wednesday - Lion with Wings

It's a Venetian sign of royalty. Sometimes called a manticore. If it has the head of an eagle, its called a griffin. Not to be confused with a Lamassu, which are winged lions with human heads. Not to be confused with Woody Allen's description of the great Roe, which is a mythological beast "with the head of a lion and the body of a lion, though not the same lion."

1 comment:

Boy Mom said...

Knowledge, that is why I drop in here. It's like Wikipedia but with better illustrations.