QI-LINAlso known as CHI-LIN, KI-LIN, KY-LIN, CH'I-LIN
The Chinese Unicorn. It's a splendid mythological beast with the body of a deer, the hooves of a horse, and a long elegant horn.
And far from being pearly white like traditional Western unicorns, they are available in a range of colors including black, red and green. So let's just drop the unicorn idea and call them QI-LINs, okay?
As one of the Four Fabulous Beasts of Chinese Mythology (SI-LING), the QI-LINs represent all mammals and furry creatures, as well as the compass direction West. They symbolize purity, innocence, truth and justice, and if one of these rare beasts appears this is regarded as a very good omen.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : China
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Chee Leen
Alternative names : CHI-LIN, KI-LIN, KY-LIN, CH'I-LIN
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