What are the stories about Ao Bing? The legend of the dragon people spread among the people! Interested partners, come and have a look!
Ao Bing was the Third Prince of the Dragon Palace in the East China Sea in the romance of the apotheosis. Later, he was killed by Nezha’s cramp and his soul returned to the apotheosis platform. In the past mythologies, Ao Bing’s sense of existence was not strong, and he was not Nezha’s opponent. However, in the coming of Nezha’s demon child, Ao Bing also became the male leader and attracted countless fans. Many friends are also interested in Ao Bing’s story, but there are not many stories about Ao Bing. If you want to understand Ao Bing, you should start with the legend of the dragon people. This time, I will give you a simple explanation. If you like, come and have a look.
Audience friends who have watched the popular National Cartoon Nezha may sigh: the dragon race is really miserable! The dragon people worked hard to suppress demons, but did not get good results. However, Ao Bing, the crown prince of the dragon people, was a scholar who was both literate and martial, but the final outcome was distressing…. it can be said that he is a brand-new representative of “beauty, strength and tragedy”.
However, if you think about it this way, the dragon family seems to be rich in “beauty, strength and misery”: Dalong Runyu, who earned enough tears from the “sweet honey girl” last summer vacation, is also righteous and evil. He has a miserable life but is like a jade. He has been obsessed with love all his life. He plucked the scales and gave them to his beloved, but still has to spend the rest of his life with a few nights.
In ancient times, there was a cool white dragon moistening jade to pull out scales for love, but now there is a proud Ying Long jiuchen planning his heart for his wife.. the God of war jiuchen, played by Zhang Zhen in the recent increasingly fierce sweet sadistic drama “unfashionable fate” and “Chen Xiyuan”, is the only white Ying Long between heaven and earth. In order to protect the common people and his little wife at the same time, he not only suffered misunderstandings from the whole world, but also suffered serious injuries repeatedly…. it’s so cruel!
Ao Bing, Jiu Chen, run Yu… Their experiences can’t help asking: Why are the heroic and noble dragon people in myths and legends so miserable?
Probably, the stronger the strength, the greater the responsibility, and the more pain that ordinary people can’t bear.
As one of the most mysterious and famous species in traditional culture, the dragon has many folk stories:
What kind of story does dragon’s nine sons have with Zhu Di?
Zuo Zhuan records the story of “people who raise dragons”. Does the Dragon really exist?
All kinds of legends are constantly adding layers of magical colors to the Dragon
Legend of the Dragon
Zhou Li records that “a horse eight feet above is a dragon”, which gives rise to the “dragon horse spirit”. However, the “dragon horse” in this idiom does not refer to a dragon and a horse, but a horse like a dragon.
What does a horse look like? We all know.
What about the dragon? It is said that the horns of the dragon are like deer, the head is like camel, the eyes are like rabbit, the neck is like snake, the belly is like toad, the scales are like fish, the claws are like eagle, the palms are like tiger, and the ears are like cattle. It is a collection of the spirits and characteristics of these nine animals.
The Chinese call themselves the descendants of the dragon. We are familiar with the five clawed Golden Dragon on the nine dragon wall, but when we look at some ancient porcelain or paintings, we find that the dragon also has three or four claws. It can be seen that the appearance of the Dragon we see now has evolved over a long time.
In ancient times, the Dragon almost became the symbol of the emperor.
The emperor is the son of the real dragon. He wears a Dragon Robe, sits on a dragon chair, and rides on a dragon chariot. He really enjoys “one-stop service”. The emperor is the emperor of the ninth five. The ninth five comes from the divination in the book of changes: “in the ninth five, the dragon is flying in the sky, and it is beneficial to see adults.” The emperor is the son of heaven, and the numbers nine and five have special meanings, so the dragon has five claws, which also has special meanings.
A dragon has nine sons. Which nine?
There is a folk legend that “a dragon has nine sons, but if he is not a dragon, each has his own merits”.
On one occasion, Zhu Youfu, the emperor of filial piety in the Ming Dynasty, asked Li Dongyang, the Minister of Rites: “I heard that the Dragon had nine sons. What are their names?” Li Dongyang is famous for his knowledge, but he can’t answer it. After retiring from the imperial court, Li Dongyang pieced together nine sons of the dragon. They were: Prisoner ox, Jain, mocking wind, Bulao, lion dragon, Pang, Pang, negative Pang and kiss. However, this list can only be regarded as the official emergency version of the nine dragons. In folklore, there are still several dragons, including Jiaotu, Yuxi and Taotie.
Let’s look at a representative list of nine children.
1. ?? (B ì x ì): it looks like a turtle and is good at carrying weight. It can be seen in palaces, ancestral halls and mausoleums everywhere. In all kinds of sayings about dragons, Pang is generally ranked first among the nine sons.
2. Kiss (CH ? w ? n) It likes to look around and swallow things. It is often installed at both ends of the ridge of a building. It looks like swallowing the ridge with its mouth open. It is fixed with a sword.
3. P ú L á o: it loves music and roars. Ancient musical instruments were decorated on the top of chimes. It can also be seen on the buttons of the temple clock.
4. ?? (B ì n): it is in charge of the prison and is often decorated on the lintel of the death row. Because it looks like a tiger, there is a saying in the folk that “the tiger’s head is firm”.
5. Su ? N n í): it has a Buddha nature and likes incense. It is on the cover of the censer, and it is also the mount of Manjusri Bodhisattva. It can be seen in temples dedicated to Manjusri Bodhisattva. There is a temple dedicated to the lion dragon on Wutai Mountain, the ashram of Manjusri Bodhisattva. Because lion dragon is the fifth son of dragon, the temple is called Wuye temple, which has a great influence in the local area.
6. Taotie (t ? O Ti è): he is greedy, loves delicious food and is a super eater. On bronze wares of the Xia and Shang Dynasties, you can often see Taotie patterns, a ferocious monster with a head but no body.
7. Jain (Y á Z ì): he is fierce and irritable, and likes to fight and kill. This is what the idiom “Jaime will repay”. Usually, its statue can be seen on the handle or the ring at the end of some weapons, which is used to strengthen the murderous spirit.
8. Jiaotu (SH ? T ú): it looks like a snail and clam, has a gentle disposition, and is a little autistic, so it is installed on the door with a knocker in its mouth to avoid being patronized during the night.
9. ?? (P í Xi ?)? In southern China and Southeast Asia, it is called the ninth son of the dragon. It has a big mouth and no anus. It can only go in and out. It is loved by gamblers. There is a jade oyster in the casino in Macao, which means that you can eat in all directions and earn nothing but lose.
The nine sons of the dragon are all divine animals. They have their own magic powers and abilities. How can they be willing to stay in the world and have their own posts? Here is a little-known legend.
The nine sons of the Dragon King who were forcibly retained by the greedy Emperor
According to legend, Liu Bowen was originally a God beside the Jade Emperor.
At the end of the Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, the world was in chaos and the flames of war were incessant. The life of the people was really difficult. The Jade Emperor ordered Liu Bowen to be reincarnated to assist Ming Jun and benefit the common people. He also gave Liu Bowen a sword to kill immortals to command the Dragon King of the world. However, the Dragon King was old and weak, and had many affairs, so he sent his nine sons to help Liu Bowen.
The nine sons of the Dragon King are all powerful and powerful. They fought with Liu Bowen for many years, laying a solid foundation for Zhu Yuanzhang and helping Zhu Di win the throne. When they were ready to return to heaven to restore their lives, Zhu Di, the emperor of Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty, who had great ambitions, wanted to keep them by his side forever, to settle the country and dominate the world.
In the name of building the Forbidden City, he took Liu Bowen’s sword to command the nine sons of the Dragon King. But they are divine animals, and they immediately call the wind and rain and become angry.
Zhu Di saw that the sword could not control them, so he decided to use it. He said to Pang, “your strength is infinite, and you can carry ten thousand catties of things. If you can carry this monument of our ancestors’ Divine skills and virtues, I will let you go.” At first glance, it turned out to be a small stone tablet, and without hesitation, it was carried on the body, but it exhausted its magic power and could not move at all. It turns out that the stone tablet of Shengong Shengde is used to record the merits and virtues of the “true dragon and the son of heaven” (merits and virtues are immeasurable), and it also has the seal of two generations of emperors, which can calm the gods and ghosts in all directions.
Seeing that the elder brother was pressed under the monument and could not bear to leave, the younger brothers decided to stay in the world together, but they vowed never to reveal their true selves.
Although Zhu Di retained the nine sons of the Dragon King, he only got nine statue like divine beasts.
When Liu Bowen learned about this, he abandoned Zhu Di and returned to heaven. Zhu Di was too late to repent. In order to warn the younger generation not to repeat the same mistake, he asked the nine sons of the Dragon King to take their own posts, which has been handed down to this day.
The nine sons of the Dragon King were thus left behind by Zhu Di. From a certain point of view, they have been “demoted”, but today we can still see them scrupulously perform their duties in their respective posts.
People who raised dragons in historical legends
Zuo Zhuan · the 29th year of Zhaogong recorded a dialogue between Wei Xianzi and Cai Mo – it turns out that there were indeed people who raised dragons in history!
In autumn, dragons appear on the outskirts of Jiangdu.
Wei Xianzi asked Cai Mo: “I heard that among insects, dragons are the smartest, because people can’t catch them alive. Is that right?”
Cai Mo said: “it’s really people who are not smart, not dragons. In ancient times, there were people who raised dragons, so they were called Huanlong and Yulong.”
Xian Zi said, “I’ve heard of these two families, but I don’t know their origins. How can they be called Huanlong and Yulong?”
Cai Mo replied:
“In the past, Shu’an, a descendant of the state of Wei, had a descendant named Dong Fu. He really liked dragons and was able to understand their hobbies to feed them. Many dragons went to him, so he tamed them to serve Emperor Shun. Emperor Shun gave him the surname Dong, and his surname was Huanlong. He was named in Yuchuan, and the Yi family was his descendant. So the Emperor Shun family has raised dragons for generations.
In the Xia Dynasty, Kongjia obeyed the emperor of heaven, who gave him a dragon ride. There were two yellow rivers and two Han rivers, one female and one male. Kong Jia can’t raise him, and he can’t find Huanlong. The Tao Tang clan has declined, and its descendants include Liu Lei, who learned how to train dragons from the Huanlong clan, so that they can feed these dragons by presenting Kongjia. Kong Jia praised him and gave him the name of Yulong to replace the descendants of boar Wei. One of the females among the dragons died. Liu Lei secretly made meat sauce for Kong Jia to eat. Kong Jia ate it, and later asked Liu Lei to find this delicious food again. Liu Lei was afraid and moved to Lu county. Fan is his descendant. “
Zuo Zhuan is the first existing chronicle with detailed narration in China. Its records should have certain credibility. The poet Wang Anshi said in the ode to the Dragon:
“But they must not be livestock, so they are different from cattle and sheep.”
However, Zuo Zhuan clearly records that dragons can be raised. Therefore, some people analyzed that the Dragon raised by the ancients was actually a horse, because the horse was more than eight feet long. No matter whether the ancients raised a real dragon or a horse more than eight feet tall, I am willing to believe that the ancients raised a dragon that can turn clouds and rain – the long scale insect, the head of the four spirits, the quiet and bright, the thin and the big, the short and the long. The spring equinox ascends to the sky, and the autumn equinox descends into the abyss.
We talk about dragons in the real world from the mythical dragons. One thing is gratifying: history records many events that witnessed dragons, and their descriptions of dragons are very similar.
Is the dragon real?
In the 31st year of Shaoxing in the Southern Song Dynasty (1161), a dragon was found by the Taibai lake. It had huge scales and long whiskers, white belly and blue back, fins on its back, and high horns on its head. It could smell its fishy smell a few miles away. The local people covered its body with mats, and the government even sent people to sacrifice it in person. After a thunderstorm overnight, the Dragon disappeared, leaving a deep ditch where it slept where it could travel large ships. Jiang Kui, a poet of the Southern Song Dynasty, recorded this event in his poem:
Unfortunately, although history has recorded many events about dragons, until now no one can directly prove the real existence of dragons, and dragons have become a mystery.
Ma Xiaoxing, a lover of ancient books and paleontology, has consulted a lot of data and made a lot of investigations in order to study dragons. He has written a book with scientific language and rigorous logic and has come to the conclusion that dragons are unknown animals.
The ancient divination Book Zhouyi, which was completed in the early years of the Western Zhou Dynasty, contains a group of Ci poems, which take the dragon as an image, and briefly describe the various dynamics of the dragon “in the field”, “in the deep” and “in the sky”. The word of taking images in the book of changes is to take concrete things in daily life to show more abstract signs of forgiveness and the criteria for choosing. In short, it turns abstractions into images. I made a statistical analysis. In addition to dragons, the book of changes also involved 16 kinds of animals, all of which were real animals in life at that time. Why is it that only dragons have become virtual animals? In the spring and Autumn period, Cai Mo, a historian known as erudite, once said, “if you don’t see him day and night, who can do it?” If it weren’t for the fact that people at that time could often see dragons, who could have described its various dynamics in such a specific way? If it is only a few imaginary images in the minds of a few people, how can it be used as the words of taking images in divination books, and how can it evoke the same associations in other people’s hearts?
(from Ma Xiaoxing’s Dragon: an unknown animal)
When we talk about the book of changes and the dragon, we can talk about the “Eighteen palms of subduing the dragon”. Jin Yong’s knight errant novels have one characteristic: novels are closely related to history. The moves of the 18 dragon subduing palms are all from the book of changes. In this way, this move has a very thick cultural flavor and plays a finishing touch in the novel.
There are still many things to share and discuss about the dragon, which is too mysterious for the descendants of the dragon. If you are very interested in dragons, you can look for information in many ancient books. Perhaps one day, you will be as lucky as Ye Gong, “the Heavenly Dragon hears it” and become a witness of the real dragon. 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.