Bronze Leo appeared in Kiev in the beginning of 70-th. At that time in the park were installed several copies of archeological monuments of Ukraine — Zbruch idol, Polovtsian stone images and a brass Leo which is enlarged copy of the water-bearer from Pereyaslav-Khmelnitskiy archeological museum. Such vessels in the shap of animal or bird are called aquaemanalis (from Latin aqua — water and manus — hand). In the middle ages they were used for lavabo in temples during ritual ceremonies or in rich houses. Long time ago people believed that water-bearer not only pour life-giving water, but controls all the life-cycle.