Reliefs of the Lion of St. Mark: symbols of strength and wisdom

Reliefs of the Lion of St. Mark: symbols of strength and wisdom

The Venetian lion: a symbol of the city, adorning it since the 13th century.

Where can you find it?

* On fortress walls
* On building facades
* On columns and bridges

What does it mean?

* Strength and power
* Wisdom and knowledge
* Justice and protection

Paw above a book:

* Open book: a symbol of evangelization
* Closed book: a symbol of authority and sovereignty

P.S. Did you know that you can see the Lion of St. Mark not only in Venice but also in other cities around the world? In the photo is a relief from the island of Cyprus. Famagusta Castle.

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