Sunday, October 5, 2008

Four benevolent animals

In Chinese mythology, Joseph Campbell identifies four benevolent animals that took abodes in the gardens of the palace of the Chinese Empire during the legendary period of the Yellow Emperor.

# The qilin qi2lin2, lord of warm-blooded quadrupeds.
# The long2, lord of scaly animals.
# The tortoise wu1gui1, lord of mollusks.
# The feng4huang2, lord of birds.

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