As a mythical animal in ancient Chinese mythology and legend, it is easy to swallow. The shape of the head on the temple ridge is its relic. The following is a detailed introduction to the Chinese story network. Let’s look down.
[alternative name]: Chi kiss, Li Wei, Li kiss, Yu Qiu, Ao long, Ao Yu
[Characteristics]: one of the Dragon sons, the dragon head fish body, that is, the dragon fish, is often built on the roof ridge of the palace building, which means to avoid fire
[ability]: he is good at swallowing and can resist water
It is one of the “nine sons of the dragon” in Li Dongyang’s version of the Ming Dynasty. It is also known as the “turtle fish”. The head and tail of the beast are like dragons. Because it is good-looking, good at swallowing fire and able to spit water, it is built on the roof ridge to ward off evil and prevent fire. He was a good eater all his life. The head of the beast on the ridge of the temple is his portrait.
“Xiangzi” can be said to be the “nine sons of the dragon”, because in addition to Li Dongyang’s version of “nine sons of the dragon”, Yang Shen [Ming] who had a deep discussion with Li Dongyang, and Yang Shen’s version of “nine sons of the dragon” proposed later still retains “Xiangzi”.
Li Dongyang’s version of the nine sons of the Dragon: Prisoner ox, Jain, mocking wind, Pu Lang, lion dragon, Ba Shang, Pang, Pang, Chi kiss
Yang Shen’s version of the nine sons of the New Dragon: Pang (BA Shang), Pang kiss (chi kiss), Pu Lao, Pang, Taotie, Chong Ba, Chong Xia (centipede Viper), Jain, Jin Long (lion dragon), Jiaotu
In fact, the name of “Xiangzi” is due to misinformation. In ancient times, there were three dragons built on the roof, which were “don’t bug”, “bug bend”, “bug whole” and “turtle”. [Ming] Lu Rong’s miscellaneous notes on Shuyuan · different names of ancient artifacts contains: “the insect is not allowed. It looks like an animal and has a good nature, so it stands on the corner of the house.” “Insect bend” and “insect Quan” are shaped like dragons and are good at wind and rain, so they are used on the ridge of the temple. ” “The turtle is shaped like a dragon and is good at swallowing fire, so it stands on the ridge of the roof.” That is to say, the “kiss” (don’t bug) “and the” turtle “were not the same thing at first. The reason why it is said to be a misinformation is that “kiss” (“don’t insects”) should be the original name of “mocking wind”. In the collection of huailu hall by Li Dongyang of the Ming Dynasty, it is recorded that “mocking wind is dangerous in life. The animals at the corner of the hall are its relics.” The “mocking wind” is consistent with the “don’t bug” in both habit and position. However, the “worm bend” and “worm Quan” which are good at wind and rain and the “turtle fish” which are good at swallowing fire are consistent with the “kiss” today. According to the current saying, “mocking the wind =” don’t bug ? kiss = “bug bend”, “bug whole” + turtle “
The saying that “Xiangzi” can swallow fire and spit water has been circulating in the world since the Han Dynasty. According to Wang Jia of the [Eastern Jin Dynasty] in the book of collecting relics, it was recorded that “the fish sank into the deep and turned into a black fish. Later generations built a black fish temple to worship it. When they saw it floating out of the water, it was a hundred feet long, and the water spray was fierce, and it would rain heavily. In the Han Dynasty, Yue Wu, please use the tail of the fish to hate the fire. Today’s animal head and tail are the same.” It is precisely because of his outstanding ability that [Ming] Li Dongyang included the “kiss” in the collection of Huai Lu Tang.
In addition, Lu Shen of the Ming Dynasty mentioned in the Jin Tai Ji Wen that “the tawny owl has three sons, the first one is called Pulao, the second one is called Lingzi, and the third one is called Chong Ba and Chong Xia. They are good to drink.” That is to say, most of the Dragon sons are half brothers, while “Pu Lang”, “Yan kiss” and “Chong Ba” and “Chong Xia” are brothers of the same father and mother.
Nowadays, the animals on the eaves of the Taihe Hall of the National Palace Museum are led by “riding Fengxian people”, followed by “dragon, Phoenix, lion, Tianma, seahorse, Yayu, lion dragon, scorpion, bullfight and Xingshi”. The eleventh animal after them is “Xiangzi”.
[Eastern Jin Dynasty] Wang Jia’s collection of relics
He sank into the Yuyuan and turned into a black fish. Later generations built a black fish temple to worship him. When they saw him floating out of the water, he was a hundred feet long. When he was spraying water, it would rain heavily. In the Han Dynasty, Yue Wu, please use the tail of a fish to hate the fire. Today’s animal head and tail are the same.
[Northern Song Dynasty] Wu Chuyuan’s miscellaneous notes of green boxes
The sea is a fish, and its tail is like a turtle. It is used to spray waves and rain.
[Northern Song Dynasty] Taiping imperial review
In the Tang Dynasty, after the disaster in the Liang Hall of the Han Dynasty, Yue Wu said, “there are fish in the sea, and the tail is like a pony, and the storm is like rain.” so he made it look like the tail, to hate the fire.
[Ming] Li Dongyang’s collection of Huai Lu Tang
The nine sons of a dragon do not become a dragon, and each has his own merits: a prisoner ox, a dragon species, and a good music in his life. The animal carved on the head of the Hu Qin is his portrait; Jain is a murderer. The dragon swallowing mouth on the gold handle is his portrait; Mocking the wind, he was very dangerous in his life. The animals at the corner of the temple are his remains; Pu Lang, who likes to sing all his life, is the animal button on the bell today; The lion lion lion is a sitting lion in his life. The lion in the Buddha seat is his portrait; Overlord, he has been carrying heavy loads all his life. The beast on the stele is his relic; The lion’s head on the prison gate is his portrait; He is a good writer in his life. The dragons on both sides of the monument are his remains; Chi kisses, and he has been good at swallowing all his life. The head of the beast on the back of the temple is his relic. ” Also known as “nine species of dragon”. Disclaimer: the above content is 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.