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||August 6, 2011
Talisman Kuan Kung Protects Homes From Evil
In China, people are confident that Kuan Kung (also known as Kuan Ti) was a real-life eminent military commander that lived in ancient China. This commander was so revered for his heroic feats that after his death, the Chinese started to believe...
The Ancient Feng Shui Compass Lo Pan
The name of the Chinese feng shui compass Lo Pan consists of two words - Lo ("all") and Pan ("bowl"). The Lo Pan compass reflects all of the earth's circles and lines, and is used to obtain information about the landscape...
The Eight Immortals of the Taoist Pantheon of Gods
The Eight Immortals (Ba xian) are eight saints of the Taoist pantheon of Gods, who are painted in many temples, public places, and restaurants. They are typically depicted crossing the sea on a boat.
The God of Wealth Tsai Shen Yeh
In ancient times Tsai Shen Yeh was the god of wealth in China. Eventually, this god was divided into a group of gods. Apparently, the root cause for the separation was the division of rich Chinese officials into two groups - military and civilian.
The Legends of Kind Lucky Cats
Lucky cats ("Maneki Neko" - literally translates from Japanese as the "Beckoning Cat") are porcelain or ceramic figurines of cats with a raised paw. In Japan, these figures are exhibited in front of shops, restaurants and businesses. According to...
The Magic Square Lo Shu
According to ancient Chinese legend, the numbers of the Lo Shu square were on the shell of a huge turtle that appeared from the river Lo. One wise man noticed the turtle and memorized the numbers on its shell.
The Magical Chinese Unicorn Chi Lin
In Chinese mythology Chi Lin (Qilin, Qi Lin) is a magic animal - the most important one of all that live on land. According to legends, it is one of 9 sons of a dragon, which can distinguish between good and evil.
The Three Star Gods Fuk Luk Sau
Fuk Luk Sau - the Three Star Gods. These wise old men symbolize hearth and home, protect the family, and bring happiness, health, longevity, peace, security, luck, wealth, and prosperity into a home.