the lion

replica ancient Greek black figure kylix with sterling silver lion jewellery online at itsallgreek.co.uk and at It's All Greek London

The Greeks regarded lions as guardians of palaces, entrances and shrines (such as the Lion Gate in Mycenae) and as protectors of the hearth and home. In ancient Greek mythology, lions were also associated with Artemis and other Greek gods and goddesses as they would be used to pull their chariots.

The lion was a symbol of courage and protection, and also represents strength, royalty, authority and power.

In Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, heroes such as Achilles and Hektor are compared with lions at moments of extreme passion and power. Herakles, in the first of his 12 labours, overcame the hitherto invincible Nemean lion and thereafter wore the impenetrable lionskin by which he is so often recognised on Greek pottery and sculpture.

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black-figure kylix - Herakles and the Nemean lion
VO-83
VO-83
£55.00
lion ring
JV-229
JV-229
£50.00
marble pair of Canova lions
SA-092
SA-092
£145.00
pair of marble Canova lion bookends
SA-093
SA-093
£100.00
pair of sterling silver lion head earrings
JV-122
JV-122
£85.00
sterling silver alpha lion ring
JV-124
JV-124
£150.00
sterling silver gold-plated pendant: Mycenaean lion
JV-204
JV-204
£85.00
sterling silver lion bracelet
JV-005
JV-005
£260.00
sterling silver lion bracelet
JV-127
JV-127
£110.00
sterling silver lion bracelet
JV-155
JV-155
£110.00
sterling silver lion head pendant
JV-126
JV-126
£65.00
sterling silver lion head ring
JV-046
JV-046
£65.00
sterling silver lion head torque
JV-123
JV-123
£460.00
sterling silver lion ring
JV-129
JV-129
£65.00
sterling silver lion ring
JV-069
JV-069
£65.00
sterling silver lion torque
JV-128
JV-128
£185.00 £110.00
sterling silver Mycenaean lion pendant
JV-203
JV-203
£80.00
sterling silver woven lion bracelet
JV-213
JV-213
£195.00
sterling silver woven lion necklace
JV-174
JV-174
£360.00

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