Four spiritual beasts, also known as the four God beasts, are the products of the combination of ancient mythology and astronomy. The four beasts are integrated into the five elements and orientation, represented by different colors: Oriental Green as wood, western white as gold, southern red as fire, northern black as water, and central yellow as soil.
Four spiritual beasts
In ancient times, the ancients divided the heavens into four palaces: east, west, north and south, named after Cyan loong, White Tiger, Suzaku and Xuanwu. In fact, the sky is divided into four parts, formed by seven main stars in each part, named after its shape.
Cyan loong, as its name implies, is a cyan dragon, the God of the East, corresponding to the wood property of the five elements, representing the vitality of all things.
White tiger is the God of the West. It corresponds to metallicity. It represents killing and killing, so it is often said that white tiger is the God of the West.
Suzaku is the God of the South and corresponds to the fire attribute in the five elements. Many people think that Suzaku and Phoenix are a kind of thing, but in fact this idea is wrong.
Xuanwu is the God of the north, representing the water attribute of the five elements. Many people think that Xuanwu is a tortoise, which is not right. To be exact, it is a combination of tortoise and snake.