Clans of Legend
LionClan was one of the Clans of old along with TigerClan and LeopardClan. Little is known about these Clans, just that they were some of the greatest warriors the forest has ever seen. There are many tales of there brave cats. LionClan most likely was made up of lions, or mounatinlions, or maybe the now extinct American Lion. Since the actual location of Warriors is unknown but most likely not in Africa, it is unknown which lion LionClan refers to.
This LionClan was formed when ThunderClan, WindClan, RiverClan, and ShadowClan joined forces to defeat BloodClan. Also in this LionClan were the two loners Ravenpaw and Barley. LionClan only existed for one night, and then, after BloodClan was defeated, it dissolved back to four Clans. The leader was Firestar of ThunderClan, he was the one who received a prophecy that informed him about the BloodClan attack. Four will become two. Lion and Tiger will meet in battle, and Blood will rule the forest. That battle has never been forgot; it taught the Clans a valuable lesson that they could work together.
Return of LionClan
While fighting Scourge and BloodClan, ThunderClan and WindClan formed LionClan again. Once Scourge killed Tigerstar, Leopardstar and Blackfoot agreed to let RiverClan and ShadowClan fight with LionClan.