“And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.””
Revelation 5:5 ESV
The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae.
Despite being on the list of vulnerable species, it is one of the most widely recognised animal symbols in human culture. Lions have been depicted in sculptures, paintings, and flags; as well as in movies and books. Lions are frequently mentioned in the Bible. The Lion of Judah is the biblical emblem of the tribe of Judah and the later Kingdom of Judah.
Lions are so majestic and powerful, which makes the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz so ridiculously hilarious.