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Zheng - A beast from the mythologies of China & Japan. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones. It lived in the mountains.

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Nüwa, the Serpent Goddess

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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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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The Zheng was a Chinese mythological leopard that had a long horn protruding from its forehead. It was red and had five tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones. It lived in the mountains with many other fabulous creatures. (origin of this artwork unknown.)

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The Qilin is the Chinese unicorn, one of the few "species" of Chinese magical creatures, though sometimes there's only supposed to be one of them in existence.

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