Residents of the UK might know the meaning behind the lion and the unicorn statues in several places around campus, but foreign students (such as myself) might not, so to the benefit of everyone who doesn’t know the meaning and symbolism behind them, here you go.
The Lion and the Unicorn are most often represented together in the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. Specifically, they are referred to as ‘heraldic supporters’. The Unicorn, seen above on top of the Memorial Gates at Glasgow University, represents Scotland. The Lion, one which sits just to the right of the above, represents England. More history in tomorrow’s post.
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