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The green lion devouring the Sun.
In alchemy, the green lion describes a chemical reaction but also represents a midpoint in a spiritual transformation; it symbolizes a step towards perfection. In mystical terms, it’s a step out of darkness (winter) towards some final transformation.
"I am who was the green and golden lion without cares; within me lie all the mysteries of the philosophers", from Rosarium Philosophorum (c. 1550).