Pi Xiu-the ninth son of the Dragon King

Pi Xiu-the ninth son of the Dragon King-TaikongSky
Pi Xiu (Chinese:貔貅) is one of five auspicious animals in the traditional Chinese culture (the other four are the dragon, phoenix, kylin, and turtle). The Chinese people call it “fortune beast.” This lion-looking beast has the head of dragon, the body of horse and the legs of Kylin and is able to fly. In ancient Chinese mythology, Dragon had nine sons. And Pi Xiu is the ninth son of the Dragon King. According to legend Pi Xiu was invited to attend the Jade Emperor’s birthday party in Heaven. There Piu Xiu ate all the gold and silver in the palace. Then it loose bowels in Heaven. Jade Emperor was very angry and beat on Pi Xiu’s buttock, and consequently sealed its anus. From then on Pi Xiu couldn’t excrete anymore. Golden and silver were absorbed and accumulated in its belly.

Pi Xiu-the ninth son of the Dragon King-TaikongSky

As the story spread, Piu Xiu has been admired and worshiped by Chinese as a symbol of attracting and accumulating money. It can swallow the wealth in the world but does not leak, so that it can only let the wealth in but no out, this kind of divine power is so special. Therefore, it has the implied meaning of attracting wealth and absorbing the wealth around, and it is also known as a fairy beast for collecting wealth. Of course, it is capable of warding off evil spirits and bringing good fortune. People believe that it can guard their homes, assist them from being offended the Grand Duke Jupiter (also called Tai Sui in Chinese, it refers to stars directly opposite to Jupiter. They influence the Chinese zodiac, and are involved in religious Taoism and Feng Shui. ) and bring them good luck in love relationship. As a result, many people would wear a Pixiu necklace or PiXiu bracelet.

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