If you are the account owner, please submit ticket for further information. A Chinese Pixiu, part Chinese dragon, part lion and with feathered wings, Chaotian Palace, Nanjing. Chinese mythical hybrid creature, commonly, but incorrectly referred to in the West by the Greek word “chimera”, and considered a powerful protector of practitioners of Feng Feng shui pdf free. It resembles a strong, winged lion.
Pixiu is an earth and sea variation, particularly an influential and auspicious creature for wealth. It is said to have a voracious appetite towards only gold, silver and jewels. Because of this, according to Chinese zodiac, it is especially helpful for those who are going through a bad year. There are two different types of Pixiu, a male and a female.
The physical difference is seen by their antlers. The one with two antlers is the female of the species and is called a “Bìxié” and the one with one antler is the male of the species and is called a “Tiān lù”. Displaying ”Tiān lù” at home or in the office is said to prevent wealth from flowing away.
Tiān lù, the male of the Pixiu species, is said to go out into the world in search of gold and other forms of wealth and, bringing it home to its Master, the Bìxié’, female of the Pixiu species, is then said to hold onto it, guarding it within the home of the Master. Pixiu craves the smell of gold and silver and it likes to bring his master money in his mouth.
Statues of this creature are often used to attract wealth in feng shui. Today, Pixiu are also a popular design on jade pendants.
Fierce looking and covered with whitish-grey fur, Pixiu, are a type of auspicious, winged animal, written about in ancient Chinese history and heralded through the millennia by fantastic stories of powerful and grandiose feats of victory in battle. Their fantastic legend has been passed down through two-thousand years of Chinese lore. In modern times, the historical physical appearance of this legendary creature has been somewhat lost and, as time has passed, it is now more commonly depicted with only one antler, which would be a male according to the ancient descriptions.
Pixiu have protruding eyes and sharp teeth. Its strong body resembles a Chinese lion and its feet have paws and claws. There is one ancient, stone sculpture variation found with hooves, but all Pixiu always have wings. Looking at the posture of Pixiu, the creature seems to project a sense of strength, elegance and mobility.
Likewise it has a big, opened mouth ready to gobble up gold and fortunes for its master. Because of this, a Pixiu statue is often employed in the home as a way of receiving and keeping fortunes and wealth.
Imperial Pixiu used during the Qing dynasty developed the physical characteristic of a fatter, more rotund body, indicating a stomach that could be loaded with unlimited amounts of gold and all forms of wealth and good fortune. Due to their similar appearances, the Pixiu is often confused with fu dogs or “Qilin”, but Pixiu can easily be distinguished apart from those two animals by its pair of feathered wings with which it can fly between Heaven and Earth.