Lion Thoughts … unfinished

Lion Hill Nakupenda III – Kenya?

famous swahili song: “Malaika, nakupenda Malaika” (meaning “I love you my angel”).

Lion Hill – Belgium

The lion hill, which is the main memorial monument of the Battle of Waterloo, indicates the spot where the Prince of Orange was wounded. A total of 226 stairs leads to the top of the monument where one can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire battlefield. Tickets: at the Visitors Center Price: 1,20 Ä (Euro).

King William I of the Netherlands ordered the construction of this monument in 1820, to commemorate bravoury of his son, the prince of Orange, who was wounded here during the battle.
The construction started in 1824 and was finished in November 1826. The hill is the ideal place to have an overview over the entire surface of the battlefield. A total of 300.000 m≥ of earth were moved to erect this (for its era ) imposing monument. The earth was taken out of the fields between the “Haie Sainte” farm and the sunken lane behind which the Duke of Wellington had strategically positioned his troops.

The earth was poured into a hill by working women from the Cockerill company in LiËge, where also the Lion statue was cast. The hill is 43 m high and at the basis the circumference measures 520 m. A total of 226 stairs lead to the top of the hill. The socle on which the lion stands has been build in brick throughout the entire hill. The Lion itself weighs 28 tons, is 4,45 m high and 4,50 m long.

The statue was brought via the waterways between LiËge, Dordrecht (in Holland), Antwerp and the canal of Willebroek to Brussels. From Brussels it was brought on horse-drawn carriages to Mont-St. Jean.

Legend has it that the statue was cast from the bronze of the guns and weapons the French left behind on the battlefield. It is only a legend !

Lion Hill in Sungai Siput, Perak

Lion God? Vaishnava community. Celebrations at an ISKCON temple in the hills and pine forests close to the old German city of Passau

Sword by His side, a necklace of saligram-silas round His neck, His right hand raised in abhaya-mudra, Lord Nrsimhadeva looks ready to bless and protect His devotees in this blue and silver decoration.

This was Narasimha Caturdasi, the fourteenth day of the lunar month of Vaisakh, when devotees celebrate the divine appearance of the Lord when He appeared in the form of a half-man, half-lion to protect His child devotee, Prahlada.

White Lion, Lion Hill, Fobbing?

Lionel – Name –

Pet form of French LÈon, meaning lion

Arthurian Legend – Sir Lionel, younger son of King Bors of Gaunnes (or Gaul) and brother og Bors the Younger. Cousin of Lancelot and Hector de Maris. When their father dies in battle agianst King Claudas, Lionel and Bors are recused by the Lady of the Lake and raised in her underwater kingdom alongside her stepson Lancelot. All become knights of the round table.

Lemuel? –

‘Leib’ is the Yiddish version of Leo, and that’s why your dad’s English name was Lionel. The Hebrew equivalent of Leib/Leo/Lionel is Arye, and the nicknames for Arye are Ari and Arik.

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