In the East the snow lion symbol is associated with fearlessness, dominance over mountains, and the earth element. The snow lion is a celestial animal of Tibet. In Buddhism the Snow Lion protects Buddha in paintings and sculptures. The body of the Snow Lion is white while its mane, tail and legs are blue, green or turquoise. There is a rare breed of mastiff dog known as a snow lion and it has been used for millennia to guard women and children.
See the smile? That's because the snow lion represents the primordial playfulness of 'joy' and 'bliss'. In myth the Snow Lion does not fly, but their feet never touch the ground.
The first time I was exposed to the snow lion was at a dance performance at the University of Denver. It was delightful - also they offered the skeleton dance which was fun too.
You will see two snow lions on the flag of Tibet because The Snow Lion is the National Emblem of Tibet.
The first time I was exposed to the snow lion was at a dance performance at the University of Denver. There were actually two dances - one was the dance of the snow lion and the other one was the skeleton dance - both were delightful! In some of Southeast Asia the word for a snow lion is a Singh and they represent guardian spirits. In Tibet the word for snow lion is senge.