From the Nemean lion slain by Hercules is Maahes the lion-headed Egyptian god of war, the timeless image of the lion has inspired myths the world over. Along with the species' starring roles in human legends, the lion has only a few myths of its own over the years. Here are a few of those behind the myths.Despite what Disney's classic movie would have you believe, prides do not have a Mufasa or Simba in charge of all other lions (or all other African animals for that matter). Rather than a king or queen, lions live in a egalitarian society without ranking. Lions have famously acquired the title of 'King of the Jungle'. However, the title is a little misleading as we do not actually live in jungles (and we have found out, they do not have kings!). Their habits include scrubland, grasslands, savannahs and rocky hills, but not jungles. This is a simple case of lost in translation.