“I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar.”-Winston Churchill
“A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.”― George R.R. Martin
Tough Love — Good looking — Compelling — Courageous — Tyrannical
A pride… as in, A pride of lions
The lion personality has an unmistakable presence of nobility. Moving with the unruffled calm of a cat and the dignified gait of someone in command, lions have no need to walk or talk quickly since they’re never in danger of being ignored by the marginalized. Now and then, the lion will play to its gruff reputation by dramatically reprimanding a subordinate or impulsively making love to its partner with unsheathed claws, but underneath all that hissing and scratching, it’s still a kitten at heart.
Energetic and strong, lions respect strength in others and have no time for subtlety. Their moods are demonstrated with abandon, from yawning publicly to growling at impudent inferiors, and they feel no need to follow social etiquette. They’re always the first to complain about bad food or service in a restaurant, but are fair-minded and equitable and are often called to settle disputes of others.
When a lion takes on a job and immediately things begin to change. New alliances are forged and old rules are thrown out. In short order, there is a new sense of direction and a tangible sense of confidence percolating throughout. Perhaps because of their powerful personalities, lions are not detail-oriented, for the minutia of the mundane irritates the lion. It prefers to concentrate on the bigger picture, expecting its mate to do the ‘trivial’ tasks.
Except for the tiger, the lion is the largest member of the cat family and commands enormous respect wherever it is found.
Lions live in prides and hunt cooperatively. Each pride is serviced by one or two male lions whose job it is to protect the territory from marauding hyenas.
Lions are not completely carnivorous and will even occasionally eat fruit and vegetables “if they have to.” They typically eat the entrails of their prey first, taking advantage of the minerals, salts, and vitamins from their victim’s last meal.