Monday, October 31, 2005
Sneak Peek # 3 Snow Lion
Meet the Tibetan Snow Lion. This little guy will be up for sale on my site later this week.
What's a Snow Lion you ask? Well, he's a mythical creature from Tibetan Buddhist Folklore... a white lion with a green mane.
Here's a bit of right-on info about Snow Lions from Snow Lion Publication's website (Snow Lion Publications publishes Buddhist books, images and the like-- a great resource):
"The name "Snow Lion"originates from a mystical animal that has great significance in Tibetan culture as the national symbol of Tibet. Two lively snow lions appear on the Tibetan National Flag. They are fearless and valiant and indicate the complete victory over all obstacles. They represent the strong vitality of the Tibetan people who revere the Three Precious Gems- the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Elsewhere the lions appear supporting the thrones of various deities and symbolize the strength and fearlessness of those who have perfect wisdom and compassion."
I hope my little creation can do justice to that.