Lion Silver Plated Earrings
Embody the spirit of the “king of the jungle” when you wear the Lion Silver Plated Earrings. These evocative charm earrings are a wonderful tribute to Simba. If you have not watched the Lion King, then you might not be aware that “Simba” is the Swahili translation of the word “lion”. The lion has inspired a level of authority, awe and power unlike any other animal in history. Here are some interesting legends and facts about these incredible big cats.
Fascinating Lion Mythology
The ancient Greeks were so enamoured by lions that the constellation Leo is named in honour of this animal. Comparatively, in Egyptian mythology, the goddesses, Bast and Sekhtmet, were often depicted as lionesses. They were worshipped as protectors of human souls. The lion is also projected as an emblem of the king in many Indian dynasties. Additionally, the pharaoh or tribal king was frequently portrayed as a crouching lion in Egyptian temple reliefs. It’s no wonder that the lion has been a symbol of royalty from the time of early civilisations.
Lion Conservation Status
Two thousand of years ago, over a million of lions roamed throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Today, it is estimated that less than 30,000 lions live in the wild. Sadly, African lions are listed as a vulnerable species, but they are the only big cat that is currently not protected under the Endangered Species Act. However, there are various organisations that are working to promote African lion conservation efforts. This includes the Mara Predator Conservation Project, whom we are proud supporters of.
When you buy any of our Big Five Jewellery, feel good knowing that you are also helping us to contribute to lion conservation efforts in Kenya.
Profound Lion Wisdom
“Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.” Elizabeth I