在中國古代最令妖邪膽戰心驚並且法力無邊的四大神獸就是青龍、白虎、朱雀、玄武四獸。 青龍為東方之神； 白虎為西方之神； 朱雀為南方之神； 玄武為北方之神，龜蛇合體。 故有“青龍、白虎、朱雀, 玄武， 天之四靈，以正四方，王者制宮闕殿閣取法焉。 玄武被後世的道士們升級做北方的大帝 “真武大帝”。
Chinese Mythical Vermillion Bird
This art deco piece from the studios of LIULI Crystal Art comes from a collection of four mythical creatures—each correlating to a compass direction. With a deep background in Chinese cultural symbolism, the bird seen here in “Guardian of the South – Splendor of the Vermillion Bird” also called ‘Zhuniao’, refers to the phoenix. It is said to have the ability to reborn from the fire, just like the immortal bird in the western mythology, so it is also named fire phoenix. In Chinese legend, Zhuque is said to have chicken’s head, swallow’s chin, snake’s neck, fish’s tail, and five-color feather.
In ancient China there are four mythical creatures with godly power which protect us from all devils and evil spirit. Azure Dragon, White Tiger, Vermillion Bird, and Black Tortoise; Azure Dragon is the guardian of the East, White Tiger is the guardian of the West, Vermillion Bird is the guardian of the South, Tortoise is the guardian of the North.
Collection of Auspicious Arch Bi: Four Mythical Creatures
- Luminosity of the Azure Dragon (Guardian of the East)
- Splendor of the Vermillion Bird (Guardian of the South)
- Mighty White Tiger (Guardian of the West)
- Wisdom of the Black Tortoise (Guardian of the North)