Because this is Paris, a look at fashion. Lions are the ultimate fashion accessory.
Très comme il faut.
A golden lion's mane to cover Hercules own mane.
Yes that's an enormous snake he's holding.
That's a hero's other ultimate accessory.
Look closer. Yes, a lion pelt throw.
With such beastly fashions, no wonder this cowardly lion is hiding under a lady's skirts!