History and Mythology*:
The Leo constellation is supposed to represent the vicious Nemean Lion that was slain by Hercules as his first labor given to him by Eurystheus, the King of Argos. According to legend, Hercules strangled the lion after finding it immune to human weapons. After the lion was dead, he made its pelt into a cloak that he wore as armor. As an honor to his son; Zeus put the lion in the heavens so all would remember the glory and strength of Hercules.
Characteristics of Leo Individuals*:
dramatic, dignified, affectionate, loyal, strong, independent, generous, loving, protective, noble
*Note: Information in this product description about the constellation and astrology associated with Leo the Lion was taken from Wikipedia articles.