In myth and legend, a strange man really killed the rosefinch, Xuanwu and white tiger?

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Most of the friends who are interested in ancient Chinese myths have read Soushenji and Shanhaijing. In fact, in addition to these two books, there is also a novel about ancient myths and aspirations in China, and its name is called Shenyi Jing. The author of Shenyi Jing was Dongfang Shuo in the Han Dynasty. Shenyi Jing has one volume and 47 articles. Although this book has some similarities with sou Shen Ji and the book of mountains and seas. But the story is even more bizarre. Among them, the popular stories are: Fusang Mountain Jade chicken and Kunlun Mountain Tianzhu.


In China’s myth system, there are legends of blue dragons, white tigers, red finches and Xuanwu. They are called the four divine beasts or the four elephants. In the book of changes, Qinglong, who lives in the East, is defined as the wood in the five elements, which symbolizes the vitality of plants. In the book of changes, the white tiger, which lives in the west, is defined as the gold in the five elements, which symbolizes the war of slaughter. In the book of changes, the rosefinch in the south is defined as fire in the five elements, which symbolizes rebirth. Finally, Xuanwu, which lives in the north, is defined in the book of changes as water in the five elements, symbolizing a long life. According to Xiaobian’s understanding, the green dragon, white tiger, red finches and Xuanwu are different from the dragon, tiger, Phoenix and Shui. When they were sealed as four elephants, they no longer belonged to their respective races. Instead, they have become the four masters representing the four poles of the world and the four seasons of the earth. In other words, those who are honored as divine beasts are virtual gods blessed by faith.


There is a strange person in the Holy Scripture southwest wilderness Scripture. According to legend, the white tiger, the red Finch and the Xuanwu in the four elephants all died in his hands. Let’s take a look at his description: “There is a man in the southwest wilderness. He is one foot long and nine feet in circumference. He practices tortoises and snakes, wears vermilion birds, and holds a white tiger in his left hand. He knows how rivers and waters fight with Dendrobium, how many mountains and stones, the words of birds and animals in the world, what people come to the land, how many grains are edible, and how salty and bitter plants are. He is known as a saint, a philosopher, a virtuous person, and a person who can’t reach anything. It’s magical for ordinary people to worship him when they see him. He is also a saint in the world. One is the first to pass.”

The meaning of this passage is: in the wilderness in the southwest, there is an alien. He is ten feet tall and nine feet round the waist. The image of this strange man is that he steps on turtles and snakes {did he wear shoes made of Xuanwu skin?}, He wears the feathers of a cinnabar bird on his head and holds a white tiger in his left hand.

This strange man knows the depth of the sea and how many stones there are in the mountains. He is also proficient in the languages of all birds and animals in the world. People on the earth, after knowing the existence of this strange man, came to ask him for advice modestly. This strange man taught people how to identify hundreds of grains and which grains are edible. It also taught people to distinguish the salty and bitter taste of various plants.

People who received his instruction, in order to express their gratitude to strangers, respected him as a saint. The people bowed their heads and praised him. This strange man is a sage and a philosopher. There is nothing in the world that this strange man does not know. This is the origin of the saint, and this strange man calls himself a prophet. {it is widely said on the Internet that this strange man is called wubuda. I translated it according to the original text}

Since the image of this prophet, who is called wubuda, is described as stepping on turtles and snakes, wearing red birds and holding a white tiger in his left hand, can we guess. Did the red finch Xuanwu and the white tiger die at each other’s hands before they became four elephants? Or did they take their fur as a gift to this Saint called wuwuda? Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. If your original copyright is infringed, please inform us, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.

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