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The lion is a felid in the genus Panthera distinguished by the great manes of its males. It was historically endemic throughout Africa and the western half of Asia, favoring savannahs and grasslands but not deserts and dense forests.
- Due to their ferocity, lions were considered divine beings in ancient Egypt, and their attributes were born by multiple deities, especially the goddess of war, Sekhmet.
- Disciples of the Lioness was a bandit gang which worked around Sapi-Res Nome during mid-1st century BCE. They were accompanied by lions, and revered Sekhmet, the Lady of Slaughter.