© Atala Dorothy Toy
The lion is a symbol of strength, wisdom and balance. He is a symbol of balance and authority over the subconscious. The lion is very often the heraldic animal for leaders.
There is beauty and sadness in this portrait study of Zenda, a lion who lived for a long time at the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago. He and his partner Isis (see right) were devoted to each other and departed earth within a few weeks of each other. You can read more about them in the article I wrote by clicking HERE