April 15, 2005
April 02, 2005
There is some confusion regarding the lions of
But why? In each of the other two examples, the animals so chosen are native to the land they represent. As far as the world of today is aware, the lions of
The answer, as would have been more obvious in that era, is that he did not choose a foreign king, he chose a native king.
This is where my essay will lose the attention of narrow minds and conventional thinkers, here in the claim that there is such a thing as the British Lion. “Why,” they will say, “that is as ridiculous as claiming the Scottish unicorn.” To them I say, “Unicorns are one thing, lions are quite another.” While I would indeed lose the attention of even the most credible reader were I to pursue a course that insisted upon the existence of unicorns, I do not believe British lions to be so farfetched.
It is understandable, however, that there should be some reluctance to accept their existence. A creature such as the British lion that has journeyed so far beyond myth as to reach the borders of obscurity should expect some difficulties on its return voyage.