Hebrew: Arieh, “the lion”
Syriac: Aryo, “the rendering lion”
Arabic: Al Asad, “a lioning coming vehemently”
Egyptian: Pi Mentekeon, “the poured out”


1. Regulus – the Little King, treading under foot
2. Denebola – the Judge, the Lord who comes
3. Al Giebha – the exaltation
4. Minchhir al Asad – the punishing, tearing of the lion
5. Deneb Aleced – the judge comes who seizes
6. All Dafera – the enemy put down

Decans (associated constellations)
1. Hydra – the old serpent
2. Crater – the cup
3. Corvus – the raven

Israel Tribe Association – Judah, the praise, glory, and majesty of God

Stone: amethyst, he that destroys

Genesis 49:9-10 – Judah is a lion’s cub; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stopped down; he crouched as a lion and as a lioness; who dares rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. (ESV)

Psalm 91:13 – You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. (ESV)

Leo is a figure of a great lion. His feet are over the head of Hydra, the old serpent, and is about to crush it. (Gen. 3:15) According to Genesis 49, the lion is the symbol of the tribe of Judah. It also says that the ruler is at the lion’s feet. The star Regulus, is at the foot of the constellation Leo, and means the little king. Therefore, Leo represents the birth of Jesus. I will discuss this in more detail in another article.

Return from Leo to Zodiac

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