Lions were powerful feline predators that traveled and hunted in large groups, known as prides. Male lions had large manes of golden fur. They were responsible for defending the pride against any attackers. Female lions, who had no manes, were the hunters of the pride. They used group tactics to hunt and provide food for the entire pride.
A male lion was 5 to 8 feet long and weighed 330 to 550 pounds. Females were slightly smaller.
The symbol of a lion was used in heraldry across the Realms. It was used in organization names, such as the Army of the Lion of Aglarond) and the Tribe of the Black Lion of Beorunna's Well). The golden lion served as the currency of Cormyr.
Numerous locations in Faerûn were named after lions:
- Way of the Lion (Sword Coast)
- Grinning Lion (Waterdeep)
- The Raging Lion (near Scornubel)
- Roaring Lion Inn (Tantras
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