Lion's Head

In fountains the water generally is made to issue from the mouth of a lion. This is a very ancient custom. The Egyptians thus symbolised the inundation of the Nile, which happens when the sun is in Leo. The Greeks and Romans adopted the same device for their fountains.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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