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Lion
A lion tries to play with his hunter companion.
(Creature)

Traits Animal
Level 3
Alignment
Adjective Leonine
Images of lions

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 52

Type Animal
CR 3
Environment Warm plains
Alignment
Adjective Leonine
Images of lions

Source: Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, pg(s). 193

Dire lion
(Creature)
Type Animal
CR 5
Environment Warm plains or hills
Alignment

Source: Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, pg(s). 193
Calhadion, a Taldan knight astride his lion.

Lions are powerful large cats that work together to hunt prey.[1] They live singly, in pairs, or in family groups called prides, and are most often found on the plains of Golarion.[citation needed][2]

Ecology

Lions are occasionally taken by druids or other like-minded individuals as animal companions.[citation needed][3]

Manticores are able to breed with lions and dire lions, among other creatures. These encounters typically result in lions with an outward feature from their manticore parent, such as a spiked tail.[citation needed][4]

On Golarion

Lions are found throughout the wilder regions of Avistan and Garund, including the Carpenden Plains of Andoran,[5] the Takalak Hills on Motaku Isle in the Shackles,[6] the forests of Qadira,[7] and on the plains of the Mwangi Expanse.[8] Dire lions can be found in the Verduran Forest and Andoran and Taldor,[5] and the Smokespur region of the Hold of Belkzen.[9]

In magic

Lions can be summoned with the summon monster and summon nature's ally spells.[citation needed][10][11] They also appear as decorations on countless magic items, such as the lion's shield,[citation needed][12] and one of the figurines of wondrous power.[citation needed][13]

In religion

The holy symbol of the empyreal lord Eritrice is a lectern rising from the back of a marble lion,[14] artwork of Ranginori depicts him as a lion,[15] and Iomedae, the demon lord Nurgal, and the infernal dukes Alocer and Vapula are often associated with lions.[16][17]

Lion-like creatures

Quite a few fabulous creatures found throughout the Great Beyond have lion-like features. These include the agathion leonals (head),[18] chimera (body),[citation needed][19] griffon (hindquarters),[citation needed][20] lamia (lower body),[citation needed][21] manticore,[citation needed][22] obcisidaemon (claws),[23] and sphinx (lower body).[citation needed][24]

The grogrisant, a creature resembling an eighteen-foot-tall lion with six eyes and golden fur, has appeared numerous times in Taldor's history to challenge Taldan heroes and emperors. It is unknown if it is a unique creature or a very rare species, but it has nevertheless reproduced with the lion population of the Whistling Plains and sired a breed known as the grisantian lions.[25][26]

References

For additional resources, see the Meta page.

  1. Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mark Seifter, et al. (2019). Pathfinder Bestiary (Second Edition), p. 52. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-170-2
  2. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary (First Edition), p. 193. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  3. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 54. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  4. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary (First Edition), p. 199. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tim Hitchcock and Jason Nelson. (2015). Andoran, Birthplace of Freedom, p. 49. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-721-5
  6. Mike Shel. (2012). Isles of the Shackles, p. 11. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-408-5
  7. Jessica Price. (2017). Qadira, Jewel of the East, p. 41. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-912-7
  8. Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 28. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
  9. Tyler Beck, Jason Garrett, Alex Greenshields, and David Schwartz. (2014). Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes, p. 14. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-710-9
  10. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 351. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  11. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 353. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  12. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 467. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  13. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 513. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  14. Amber Scott. (2013). Chronicle of the Righteous, p. 12. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-506-8
  15. Robert Brookes. (2017). Unleashing the Untouchable, Paizo Inc.
  16. Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). Inner Sea Gods, p. 78. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
  17. Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). Inner Sea Gods, p. 321. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
  18. Amber Scott. (2013). Chronicle of the Righteous, p. 44. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-506-8
  19. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary (First Edition), p. 44. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  20. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary (First Edition), p. 168. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  21. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary (First Edition), p. 186. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  22. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary (First Edition), p. 199. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  23. Todd Stewart. (2011). Horsemen of the Apocalypse, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-373-6
  24. Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary (First Edition), p. 257. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  25. Mark Moreland. (2017). Taldor, the First Empire, p. 59. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-999-8
  26. Kate Baker, Jay Erickson, Tom Hansen, Aerick Lim, and Nathan Reinecke. (2018). Bestiary. The Six-Legend Soul, p. 86. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-052-1

External links

  • Lion (real-world animal) on Wikipedia