Lion of Babylon

The Lion of Babylon is an ancient Babylonian symbol.[1]

The Lion of Babylon from a portion of the Processional Way leading to the Ishtar Gate

HistoryEdit

AntiquityEdit

The Lion of Babylon symbolically represented the King of Babylon.[2]

The depiction is based on the Mesopotamian lion, which used to roam in the region.[citation needed]

It represents Ishtar, goddess of fertility, love, and war.[citation needed]

ModernEdit

The lion featured as the dexter supporter on the coat of arms of Iraq from 1932–1959.[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Benjamin Sass, Joachim Marzahn. Aramaic and figural stamp impressions on bricks of the sixth century B.C. from Babylon. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. 181-182.
  2. ^ Benjamin Sass, Joachim Marzahn. Aramaic and figural stamp impressions on bricks of the sixth century B.C. from Babylon. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. 181-182.

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