In pride the Lion lifts his mane
To see his British brothers reign
As stars below.
(Edward Young's Imperium Pelagi)
Il petto del lione ardente
Simbol Rasi Bintang Leo (ref.: wiki/commons/Leo.svg)
In Greek and Roman, .. representing the Nemean Lion, originally from the moon,
and, after his earthly stay, carried back to the heavens with his slayer Hercules,
where he became the poet's Nemeaeus; Nemeas Alumnus; Nemees Terror; Nemeaeum Monstrum; and, in later times, No Animal Nemaeo truculento of Camões.
It also was Cleonaeum Sidus, from Cleonae, the Argolic town near the Nemean forest
where Hercules slew the creature; Herculeus; and Herculeum Astrum.
But the Romans commonly knew it as Leo, Ovid writing Herculeus Leo and Violentus Leo.