Loong is the symbol of Chinese history and culture. Chinese people call themselves the descendants of loong. Ancient emperors also call themselves the incarnation of real loong. In China's thousands of years of history, the loong is an important role in any field. For example, in the ancient myth, the Loong King is the God in charge of the sea, river and weather.
The Loong King
The concept of Loong King first appeared in the Han Dynasty. According to records, the concept of Loong King appeared in Buddhism and Taoism, especially in Taoism's 'Long Wang Pin ', which mentioned 54 Loong Kings in Chinese mythology, including the five mountain Loong King, the sun moon Loong King, the gold and Silver Loong King, the food Loong King, the official Loong King, and the mountain Loong King. In 'Tai Shang Dong Yuan Shen Zhou Jing', it also mentioned the palace Loong King and the house Loong King , Emperor Loong King, parent Loong King, descendants Loong King, kindheartedness and justice Loong King, loyal and filial Loong King and other 62 Loong Kings. It can be seen that the culture of Loong King is very mysterious and strong in China.
Loong is a combination of nine kinds of animals. It can go up to the sky and go to the sea. It is called the leader of spirit beast. China has been a big agricultural country since ancient times. It takes a year for the country's economy to prosper so that the farmers can get a good harvest. Therefore, Loong King has an important position in the hearts of Chinese people. In ancient times, the people's science and technology were underdeveloped. They believed that the Loong King was related to precipitation. When encountering a drought or a flood, the people thought that the Loong King was a severe and a bit vicious God among the gods. In many areas, there are many droughts and floods all the year round. In order to pray for good weather, the people built a Loong king temple to worship the Loong King, and there was the Loong King in the temple. Among them, the most famous is the four seas Loong King.
The Loong King of the four seas is the God of Taoism. The concept of the Loong King of the four seas first appeared in the Loong King Sutra of Supreme Original Heaven God. The Loong Kings of the four seas are AoGuang who is the Loong King of the East China Sea, AoQin - the Loong King of the South China Sea, AoRun - the Loong King of the West China Sea, AoShun - the Loong king of North China sea . They are in charge of the surrounding waters of China. The culture of Loong King was found rapidly in Tang Dynasty. In many Chinese classical novels, Loong King is also a god full of magical colors, such as journey to the west, The Legend of Deification, etc.