Nüwa was a serpent deity from ancient Chinese mythology. Sometimes she is pictured as a gorgeous woman, other times she is shown possessing a woman’s head but the body of a powerful snake. Nüwa was the creator of humankind and remained a powerful benefactor to people and all living creatures (many of which were also her handiwork).

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The dragon in buddhism by lubo-09 (As far as I know, dragon...is a loosely translated name for Naga when Buddhism was introduced into ancient China. Naga and dragon in native Chinese mythology are quite different.)

The dragon in buddhism by lubo-09 (As far as I know, dragon...is a loosely translated name for Naga when Buddhism was introduced into ancient China. Naga and dragon in native Chinese mythology are quite different.)

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The Zheng. A beast from the mythologies of China that was reported to have lived amongst the creatures of this world. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead. It was red and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones.

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I love this original art by Chinese artist Zhang Wang. This is ox head, one of two guardians of the underworld in Chinese mythology.

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Nüwa, also known as Nügua, is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology, best known for creating mankind and repairing the pillar of heaven.

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Xihe or Hsi-ho [羲和] was a sun goddess in Chinese mythology. One of the two wives of Emperor Jun (along with Changxi), she was the “mother” of ten suns, in the form of three-legged birds. They resided in a mulberry tree in the eastern Fusang sea. Each day Xihe bathed one of her children in the river; one would fly up into the sky and be the Sun for each day. #myth

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Nüwa [女媧] is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology best known for creating mankind and repairing the wall of heaven.

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I didn't know this ~ Kirin are considered the highest beings of the furry animals in Chinese myths. Kirin often appear before good changes happen. They are often described as Eastern unicorns. Despite their fierce appearance, Kirin are known to be gentle creatures that never step on living things.

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