L.I.O.N.

Ma’ahes isn’t the only deity at school with a mane and sharp claws. In fact, there are enough lion gods, and gods with lions, that they’ve founded a little group called Leonids Inside Our Neighborhood, or L.I.O.N. for short.

Heracles (Hercules)

There was some argument about whether or not this Greek hero-turned-god should be permitted to join. It wasn’t because he started out life as a demigod, though. It was because the other gods in the group figured out he wasn’t a lion—he was just wearing the Nemean Lion’s pelt to school! (Gross.)

Aker

The clique got two gods for one in these super-ancient Egyptians: Shu and Tefnut, the “twin lions of Atum,” can combine forces like a giant Voltron to become Aker, the mountains of the horizon. Sometimes they’re also the boundaries of time, and called Yesterday and Tomorrow. Deep.

Ishtar

The Queen of Cool from Sumeria isn’t a lion herself, but she’s got a wicked cool chariot drawn by seven (count them: seven) lions. Rawr! Bet that beats horsepower any day.