Crystal Mythical Creature, Phoenix, Splendor of the Vermillion Bird, Guardian of the South
The Collection: Thank To Heavens
Chinese Mythical Vermillion Bird
This art deco piece from the studios of LIULI Crystal Art comes from a collection of four mythical creatures—each correlating to a compass direction. With a deep background in Chinese cultural symbolism, the bird seen here in “Guardian of the South – Splendor of the Vermillion Bird” also called ‘Zhuniao’, refers to the phoenix. It is said to have the ability to reborn from the fire, just like the immortal bird in the western mythology, so it is also named fire phoenix. In Chinese legend, Zhuque is said to have chicken’s head, swallow’s chin, snake’s neck, fish’s tail, and five-color feather.
In ancient China there are four mythical creatures with godly power which protect us from all devils and evil spirit. Azure Dragon, White Tiger, Vermillion Bird, and Black Tortoise; Azure Dragon is the guardian of the East, White Tiger is the guardian of the West, Vermillion Bird is the guardian of the South, Tortoise is the guardian of the North.
Collection of Auspicious Arch Bi: Four Mythical Creatures
在中国古代最令妖邪胆战心惊并且法力无边的四大神兽就是青龙、白虎、朱雀、玄武四兽。 青龙为东方之神； 白虎为西方之神； 朱雀为南方之神； 玄武为北方之神，龟蛇合体。 故有“青龙、白虎、朱雀, 玄武， 天之四灵，以正四方，王者制宫阙殿阁取法焉。 玄武被后世的道士们升级做北方的大帝 “真武大帝”。
* Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.