lions head

There can be no animal more clearly associated with Heraldry than the lion, majestic King of the Beasts.Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 64 The head of the lion also appears alone on many coats of arms, but its use in this form is largely to enable a clear difference from similar arms that use the complete animal, and its significance should be taken to be the same as the lion entire, being a symbol of “deathless courage”. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P59