Symbol of royalty, dignity, courage and strength, lions featured prominently in ancient Greek art and literature.

In Homer's 'Iliad', heroes such as Achilles are compared with them at moments of unrestrained power and savagery. In his first labour, Herakles killed the Nemean Lion and, thereafter, wore its impenetrable hide, making him invulnerable to any weapon. It is this story which lies behind the constellation 'Leo': in honour of Herakles' triumph over the lion, Zeus (father of Herakles) set the lion in the night sky.

Note from Elinor:

The ring sizes I have in stock at the moment are in the 'more detail' tab. Please don't order a ring size that isn't there, as I shall have to refund your order!

available sizes in stock L, N, O, P, Q, R, U
dimensions etc Width of the lion's head from 'ear to ear': 1.3cm Length from front of his head to the start of his 'flat mane': 2cm

lion head ring

  • Code: JV-229
  • Status: In Stock
  • £50.00
  • £40.00

  • excl tax: £33.33

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