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Tamara Toy

tmbergan, I really appreciate the information in your post. I think another reason that only kings were allowed to kill the lions is that it would show that they had the strength and tenacity to kill something as fierce as a lion would make them more god-like and further affirm that they were chosen by the Gods to rule. As well, if anyone else showed the same abilities to kill a lion, that could be seen as a challenge, possibly one condoned by the Gods.