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Nüwa, the Serpent Goddess

Nüwa was a serpent deity from ancient Chinese mythology. Sometimes she is pictured as a gorgeous woman, other times she is shown possessing a woman’s head but the body of a powerful snake. Nüwa was the creator of humankind and remained a powerful benefactor to people and all living creatures (many of which were also her handiwork).

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Zheng - A beast from the mythologies of China & Japan. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones. It lived in the mountains.

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I love this original art by Chinese artist Zhang Wang. This is ox head, one of two guardians of the underworld in Chinese mythology.

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Nüwa [女媧] is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology best known for creating mankind and repairing the wall of heaven. #myth

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Nüwa, also known as Nügua, is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology, best known for creating mankind and repairing the pillar of heaven.

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Another piece by Zhang Wang. This is Pan Guan, the judge of the underworld in Chinese mythology.

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In Chinese mythology, Long Mu (simplified Chinese: 龙母; traditional Chinese: 龍母; pinyin: lóng mǔ; Wade–Giles: lung mo) or Mother of Dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons. Long Mu and her dragons developed a strong bond for each other, and have thus become an example of filial devotion and parental love, an important virtue in Chinese culture.

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Chang'er from Chinese mythology, who resides on the moon with a pet rabbit who concocts all sorts of things

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The Zheng was a Chinese mythological leopard that had a long horn protruding from its forehead. It was red and had five tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones. It lived in the mountains with many other fabulous creatures. (origin of this artwork unknown.)

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