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WEST, Guardian of the West
Kirin in Japan (Ki-lin) or Ch'i-lin (Qilin) in China; a unicorn-like creature who guards Buddha's teachings and mankind; observes world with clairvoyance; corresponds to the season fall, the color white, the element wood (wind and metal ?), and the virtue righteousness. The Kirin has the body of a deer, the tail of an ox, the hooves of a horse, a body covered with the scales of a fish, and a single horn. The Kirin appears only before the birth or death of a great and wise person. Said to life in paradise, the Kirin personifies all that is good, pure, and peaceful; can live to be 1,000 years old. Tiger - West, the White Tiger, Autumn, Wind, Metal. "The White Tiger of the West, for instance, is associated with metal. When, therefore, metal is placed in a grave, a ceremonial connection with the tiger-god is effected. 'According to the Annals of Wu and Yueh, three days after the burial of the king, the essence of the element metal assumed the shape of a white tiger and crouched down on the top of the grave.' Here the tiger is a protector - a preserver. As we have seen, white jade was used when the Tiger god of the West was worshipped; it is known as 'tiger jade'; a tiger was depicted on the jade symbol. To the Chinese the tiger was the king of all animals and 'lord of the mountains', and the tiger-jade ornament was specially researved for commanders of armies. The male tiger was, among other things, the god of war, and in this capacity it not only assisted the armies of the emperors, but fought the demons that threatened the dead in their graves (Mackenzie)." The Tiger-Kirin's seven seishuku are:

Tokaki Boshi
Tatara Boshi
Ekie Boshi
Subaru Boshi
Amefuri Boshi
Toroki Boshi
Kagasuki Boshi


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Sep. 19th, 2003 09:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for the great info. I love it. Gives me some new inspiration for my story. Hmm, remind me to be buried with metal in my grave. I like the info you found on the Phoenix too.
Sep. 19th, 2003 11:05 am (UTC)
Re: YEAH!!
Hey Not a prob I thought you might it =D
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