Mighty King Painting
Oil and acrylic 11x14 on canvas. This beautiful beast sits upon his throne to rule the jungle. Symbolism and Meaning of Lions. The symbolic meaning of lions, as one might imagine, primarily deals with strength. The fact that it is a nocturnal creature means that the lion is a symbol of authority and command over subconscious thought (as night is an ancient symbol of the subconscious - or dream states).