CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

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GUI-XIAN

Chinese fabulous creature

Also known as KUEI-HSIEN

The great Tortoise, one of the four SI-LING Holy Animals of Chinese Mythology.

Often known as a symbol of happiness, the GUI-XIAN is in charge of all shelled creatures and also represents the North point of the compass.

Tortoises being very long-lived, GUI-XIAN is also a symbol of Longevity and Immortality. Buildings inscribed with a tortoise image will last for many ages. Does that mean getting a GUI-XIAN tattoo will make you live forever?

GUI-XIAN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GUI-XIAN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : fabulous creature
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Gway Shee-yen
Alternative names : KUEI-HSIEN
Popularity index : 6033
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Article last updated on 15 April 2004 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Gui-xian: Chinese fabulous creature (Chinese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Apr. 2004. Web. 23 September 2014.

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