Gabriel Cornelius von Max, an Austro-Hungarian painter.′′ The Lion’s Girlfriend “, 1908.In this painting he represents an ancient German legend, which once impressed him.

A rich family girl had a little lion who grew up with her, played, ate out of her hands and was her best friend.

On her wedding day the girl entered the lion’s cage to say goodbye, but the lion became jealous and wouldn’t let him out.

When the girl’s boyfriend appeared (in the picture on the left), the lion killed her with a hit from her claw, and died hugging her body.