kylin is an animal in ancient Chinese myths and legends. It looks like a deer with scales, horns and tail looks like a cow. It is called the four spirits together with tortoise, Phoenix and loong, and it is the first of the four spirits. In ancient China, people thought that the emergence of kylin was a good thing. Many auspicious things were connected with kylin.
According to the legend, kylin is the ancestor of Ji family. It comes from Ying Loong, the ancestor of Yellow Emperor. It is one of the main branches of the descendants of Ying Loong. There is a poem that says: "when a kylin steps on auspicious clouds, all pain will be gone." The ancients called the male as the Qi and the female as the Lin (chinese pinyin QiLin). the Kirin is the auspicious God pet, which has the meaning of peace, auspiciousness and longevity. Because of its profound cultural connotation, the Kirin is made into various ornaments and ornaments in the traditional Chinese folk etiquette, which are used to wear and place the family, with the intention of praying and blessing.
It is said that Confucius' mother was pregnant with a sudden stomachache and was about to give birth when he passed by Nishan. At this time, the sky roared, a kylin stepped on the auspicious cloud, carrying a white and fat child from the sky. At this time, the red light was all over the sky, and unicorn suddenly ran into Yan's(Confucius' mother) arms. Then Confucius was born. There is also a legend about the kylin. In ancient times, when an old farmer was driving a cattle to plough, the cattle suddenly gave birth to a calf. It's a calf, but it's not like a cow. It has a single horn on its head and scales on its body. It's not like a cow. Four-unlike just gave birth to a moment, stood up to eat the plowshares and plowshares. When the old farmer saw this, he was so scared that he told Four-unlike to go to another place. The Four-unlike like kylin. Kirin seemed to understand the farmer's words, nodded and left. In that year, Duke Lu AI went hunting to the west of Wucheng and shot the kylin to death. But he didn't know what animal it was, so he asked Confucius to identify it. Confucius saw that it was a kylin and said with great sadness, "this is a kylin, a benevolent beast. Now it's so chaotic, how can you appear at this time?" After that, he lost his voice and cried bitterly. He stopped writing the spring and Autumn Annals. Soon after, Confucius died. After that, the legend of Kirin sending off his son is popular among the people.
In Fengshui, Kirin also effectively dispels disasters and difficulties, dispels evil spirits, suppresses evil spirits, dissolves evil spirits, and adds auspiciousness to the family. In Chinese folk, people hope that Kirin will always accompany them, bring them luck and light, and dispel the bad luck. When this belief in the ancient times was inherited, the auspicious significance of Kirin was recognized by the general public and firmly existed in people's consciousness. Kirin became a symbol of a certain idea, giving people the power of hope, comfort and pursuit to enter into folk life, which was expressed in all aspects of national culture.