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Lion’s Head


In fountains the water generally is made to issue from the mouth of a lion. This is a very ancient custom. The Egyptians thus symbolished the inundation of the Nile, which happens when the sun is in Leo. The Greeks and Romans adopted the same device for their fountains.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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