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In China and Japan, the dragon and the phoenix
are traditional animals symbolic of auspiciousness. Along with the lin
and the tortoise, they were known as the "Four Supernatural Spirits."
According to ancient records, the dragon appeared in a magical variety
of forms. It could be long or short, small or gigantic. It could be both
secretive yet active, and it also inhabited everywhere from the heights
to the depths. Traveling between the skies and earth, dragons were
considered the mounts of heavenly deities. They also had the power to
control rain.During times of drought, dragons could bestow precious
water, and in times of flood, they could stop the rain and clear the
The phoenix was commonly referred to as
the "King of Birds." A supernatural bird, it embodied the five virtues
of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity. As
such, it harmed neither a single insect nor blade of grass. It perched
only in the finest firmiana tree, eating and drinking nothing but bamboo
seeds and sweet spring water. Therefore, any reported sighting of a
dragon and a phoenix was considered an extremely auspicious sign, said
to herald a glorious period of peace and prosperity for the people and
the country. This is reflected in the Chinese saying, "When the dragon
soars and the phoenix dances, the people will enjoy happiness for years,
bringing peace and tranquility to all under heaven."
The dragon and the phoenix,
in addition to serving as auspicious symbols, were often metaphors in
ancient China for the gentleman and the sage. For example, Confucius
reportedly compared Lao-tzu to a dragon; both reserved yet elusive
spirits capable of freely transcending the boundaries of heaven and
earth. Lao-tzu is also said to have compared the wisdom and grace of
Confucius to the lofty virtues associated with the phoenix; both took
benevolence as the ultimate virtue in treating others. Consequently, we
know from ancient texts and artifacts that the dragon and the phoenix
were auspicious animals as early as the Neolithic age in China. Highly
revered and appreciated, images of dragons and phoenixes found their way
onto ceremonial jade ornaments and were carved, painted, or sewn onto
objects of everyday use--representing reverence for the spirits and
desire for auspicious fortune. This custom was passed down through the
ages. From references of dragons and phoenixes in local festivals and
rites to the heights of literature and fine art, they all reveal the
glory of these legendary animals.
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