Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Lion

See also: Lion in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Bend Sinister Engouled by Lions §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A bend being devoured by lions.

Source: Insignia Venetorum Nobilium II. Artist unknown. (Arms of Cogion, page 110.) Adapted by Owen Tegg.

Lion (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Miss Helard.

Lion (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Lion (4) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Lion (5) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Armorial de Berry. Artist: Gilles le Bouvier.

Lion (6) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion (7) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Glover's Roll in St. George's Book. Artist unknown. (Folio 24.)

Lion (8) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion (9) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Beyeren Armorial. Artist: Claes Heinenzoon. (Folio 41v.) Adapted by Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion (10) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter. Artist unknown. (Plate XXVIII, arms of John Grey.)

Lion (11) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Anton Tirol's Wappenbuch. Artist: Anton Tirol. (Folio 2r.) Adapted by Elionora inghean Ui Cheallaigh.

Lion Coward §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

The term “coward” signifies that the tail is tucked between the rear legs.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Lion Double Queued §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

The term “double queued” signifies that it has two tails.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Lion Queue Fourchy (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

The term “queue fourchy” signifies that the tail is forked.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Lion Queue Fourchy (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

The term “queue fourchy” signifies that the tail is forked.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Lion Queue Fourchy (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Livro do Armeiro-Mor. Artist unknown. (Arms of Bohemia.)

Lion Queue Forchy (4) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell. (From folio 94.)

Lion Queue Forchy (5) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Two Tudor Books of Arms. Artist: Robert Cooke. (Page 59.)

Lion Queue Forchy (6) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion Queue Forchy (7) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter. Artist unknown. (Plate XI, arms of Arnaud de Preissac.)

Lion Queue Forchy (8) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Two Tudor Books of Arms. Artist: Robert Cooke. (From page 37.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Lion Queue Nowed (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

The term “queue nowed” signifies that the tail is knotted.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Lion Queue Nowed (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Guardant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Regardant (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Regardant (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Couchant (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Couchant (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion Couchant (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Lion Couchant Head Lowered (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

Lion Couchant Head Lowered (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Couchant Head Lowered (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion Courant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Dormant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

As of August 2018 this charge is unregistrable, as the term dormant is no longer used and sleeping animals will not be registered.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Lion Passant (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Passant (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Lion Passant (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Prince Arthur's Book. Artist: Thomas Wriothesley.

Lion Passant (4) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Prince Arthur's Book. Artist: Thomas Wriothesley.

Lion Passant (5) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist unknown.

Lion Passant (6) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion Passant (7) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Passant Guardant (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: OpenClipArt. Artist: Laurenth2.

Lion Passant Guardant (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Lion Passant Guardant (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: OpenClipArt. Artist: Firkin.

Lion Salient (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

Lion Salient (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Salient (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Salient Tail Nowed §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Lion Sejant (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Sejant (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Sejant Dexter Forepaw Raised §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Lion Sejant Regardant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Sejant Erect (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Sejant Erect (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Sejant Erect Regardant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Sejant in a Chair Maintaining a Pole Axe §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Le Blason Des Armoiries. Artist: Jérôme de Bara.

Lion Sejant Affronty §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: The Stammbuch of Ludwig Hetzer. Adapted by Owen Tegg. (Folio 160r.)

Lion Sejant Affronty Queue Fourchy §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: The Stammbuch of Ludwig Hetzer. Adapted by Owen Tegg. (Folio 160r.)

Lion Statant (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion Statant (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion Statant Guardant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Mr. G.W. Eve.

Lion Vulned §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

Winged Lion Passant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Winged Lion Passant Regardant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: OpenClipArt. Artist: GDJ.

Winged Lion Salient §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Winged Lion Segreant §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Lion's Head Cabossed (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Lion's Head Cabossed (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Lion's Head Cabossed (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

Lion's Head Couped §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Lion's Head Erased (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Lion's Head Erased (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Lion's Head Erased (3) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion's Head Jessant-de-Lys §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts. Default posture: rampant. No proper coloration.

The term “jessant-de-lys” signifies that it is transfixed through the mouth by a fleur de lys.

Source: Guillim’s Display of Heraldry. Artist unknown.

Lion's Head Jessant-de-Lys (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

Default posture: rampant. Proper coloration: Or.

The term “jessant-de-lys” signifies that it is transfixed through the mouth by a fleur de lys.

Source: Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art. Artist: John Vinycomb.

Lion's Jambe Couped (1) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

A “jambe” or “gambe” is another word for the severed leg of a lion or dragon.

Default orientation: claws to chief. Proper coloration: Or.

Artist: Elionora inghean Ui Cheallaigh.

Lion's Jambe Couped (2) §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

A “jambe” or “gambe” is another word for the severed leg of a lion or dragon. Default orientation: claws to chief. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Lion's Jambe Erased §

A fierce cat known as the King of Beasts.

A “jambe” or “gambe” is another word for the severed leg of a lion or dragon. Default orientation: claws to chief. Proper coloration: Or.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement. (From the banner of Assecu, p 246.)

Hercules Maintaining a Club and a Lion §

The iconic figure of Hercules following the completion of his first labor, fighting the Nemean Lion.

Default alignment: statant affronty. Proper coloration: only if skin tone is blazoned, sable hair, golden lion, brown wooden club.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber. (Page 24v.) Adapted by Owen Tegg.