Strength | Dignity | Spiritual Awakening
Lion Amulets are meant to signify composed self assurance and boldness. In many countries and belief systems this animal stands for a fearless, positive and dignified force who offers security and a strong sense of control.
The Lion with its proud noble features is seen as a universal symbol of strength and has a natural air of authority. In the flesh or in symbolism the Lion holds his head high and oozes dignity and confidence in all circumstances. A Lion Amulet is created with the intention of capturing this animal's calm nobility and belief in oneself for its guidance, comfort and protection. The Lion is well known for his courage and territorial defense and many altars, temples and other sacred places display this creature's protective image. Yali a mythical Hindu Lion is seen illustrating many pillars of blessed buildings. In Hinduism the Lion is often depicted as a personification of the God Vishnu. The Hindu Goddess of War Durga was usually seen riding a Lion to symbolize and reinforce her ferocity and image of overall greatness.
In Buddhism the Lion is considered very important as they are representative of and referred to as 'the sons of Buddha'. They are symbolic of bodhisattvas who are beings who have achieved a higher plane of spiritual development. To do this they have to understand and practice the main six paramitas of concentration, charity, morality, patience, effort and wisdom. Only then can they become 'Buddha's Lion's'. The Lion is also associated with the City of Venice in acting as a guarding patron by assisting Saint Mark.