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Lion
A lion tries to play with his hunter companion.
(Creature)
Type Animal
CR 3
Environment Warm plains
Alignment
Adjective Leonine
Images of lions

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 193
Dire lion
(Creature)
Type Animal
CR 5
Environment Warm plains or hills
Alignment

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

Lions are powerful large cats that are generally the top animal predator in their territory. They live singly, in pairs, or in family groups called prides, and are most often found on the plains of Golarion.[1]

Ecology

Lions are occasionally taken by druids or other like-minded individuals as animal companions.[2]

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.[3]

On Golarion

Lions are found throughout the wilder regions of Avistan and Garund, including the Carpenden Plains of Andoran,[4] the Takalak Hills on Motaku Isle in the Shackles,[5] the forests of Qadira,[6] and on the plains of the Mwangi Expanse.[7] Dire lions can be found in the Verduran Forest and Andoran and Taldor,[4] and the Smokespur region of the Hold of Belkzen.[8]

In magic

Lions can be summoned with the summon monster and summon nature's ally spells.[9][10] They also appear as decorations on countless magic items, such as the lion's shield,[11] and one of the figurines of wondrous power.[12]

In religion

The holy symbol of the empyreal lord Eritrice is a lectern rising from the back of a marble lion[13] artwork of Ranginori depicts him as a lion[14] and Iomedae, the demon lord Nurgal, and the infernal dukes Alocer and Vapula are often associated with lions.[15][16]

Lion-like creatures

Quite a few fabulous creatures found throughout the Great Beyond have lion-like features. These include the agathion leonals (head),[17] chimera (body),[18] griffon (hindquarters),[19] lamia (lower body),[20] manticore,[21] obcisidaemon (claws),[22] and sphinx (lower body).[23]

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.[24][25]

References

  1. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 193. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 54. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  3. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 199. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tim Hitchcock and Jason Nelson. (2015). Andoran, Birthplace of Freedom, p. 49. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-721-5
  5. Mike Shel. (2012). Isles of the Shackles, p. 11. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-408-5
  6. Jessica Price. (2017). Qadira, Jewel of the East, p. 41. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-912-7
  7. Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 28. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
  8. 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
  9. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 351. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  10. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 353. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  11. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 467. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  12. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 513. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  13. Amber Scott. (2013). Chronicle of the Righteous, Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-506-8
  14. Robert Brookes. (2017). Unleashing the Untouchable, Paizo Inc.
  15. Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). Inner Sea Gods, p. 78. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
  16. Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). Inner Sea Gods, p. 321. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
  17. Amber Scott. (2013). Chronicle of the Righteous, p. 44. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-506-8
  18. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 44. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  19. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 168. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  20. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 186. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  21. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 199. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  22. Todd Stewart. (2011). Horsemen of the Apocalypse, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-373-6
  23. Paizo Staff. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, p. 257. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  24. Mark Moreland. (2017). Taldor, the First Empire, p. 59. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-999-8
  25. 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