UN Tiger Eagle Statue
New United Nations statue in New York city - A Tiger-Eagle symbolising 'peace and security' has connotations of evil (suggests Gateway Pundit). It could easily represent the evil Persian god Ahriman, who had a lion's face. We can note that although stated to be a mix of jaguar and eagle (with an American/SouthAmerican axis), the image also fits with ancient Persian Zoroastrian gods. A large proportion of the United Nations, is Islamic. Iran (Persia) is Islamic, and one wonders how much the UN wish to depict Islamic beliefs, if only via symbolism, in a predominantly Christian country.
2022 will be The Year of the Tiger in Chinese moon astrology; a year in which China will want to make great strides. They probably had input to the 'tiger' design, symbolising joining of far eastern and and ancient 'Persia' possibly.
Assyrian winged lion king
Figures from Persian mythology. Winged gods, sometimes depicted with heads of man, birds, lion.
Although wings are usually seen as 'angel' figures, mythology also gives creatures wings. There are ancient descriptions of winged beasts:
“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” - Revelations Chapter 13:3
'Tornado' by Artist engraver William Blake
Lion faced man with dragon wings - influenced by Zoroastrian god Ahriman
Artist William Blake was aware of Zoroastrian imagery and uses lion's face on this male figure of 'Tornado' whose power is represented by a dragon with serpent's tail. Serpents also featured in ancient mythology.
Blake's work often shows representations of evil; much of his work being about good and evil, light and dark. Thunderbolts are associated with Jupiter.