Kidnapped, beaten Ethiopian girl guarded by lions!

I’ve heard of dolphins rescuing humans, but not lions! This story from 2005, is going viral now. Via Megan.

Kidnapped Ethiopian girl rescued by caring, protective lions

I’m reminded of the photo of a goddess statue I saw at Catal Huyuk, in Turkey, where she too, was flanked by lions.

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Aha! The Christian Virgin Mary has also been depicted with guardian lions.

Image: allempires.com. The Virgin Mary guarded by 2 lions /in the 11th century basilica in the center of town,

Image: allempires.com. The Virgin Mary guarded by 2 lions /in the 11th century basilica in the center of town,

Aha, then there’s Sekhmet, the fierce lion-headed goddess at Luxor, in Egypt.

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Image: wikipedia.org

BTW: You might want to check out my 1997 essay:

Meeting Sekhmet

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