Taoist amulet, pendant for the protection of the azure dragon (qinglong), constellation of the east. Silver 925 punched, copper.

Taoist amulet, pendant for the protection of the azure dragon (qinglong), constellation of the east. Silver 925 punched, copper.


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Taoist amulet,
protective pendant of the azure dragon (qinglong), eastern constellation.
Silver 925 punched,

As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology (ING Paris), all our subjects are expert and authentic.

Pendant dimension: 35mm high by 20mm wide
Weight of 12 grams

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The Azure Dragon (Chinese: 青龍 Qīnglóng), also known as Qinglong in Chinese, is one of the dragon gods who represent the mount or chthonic forces of the highest deities of the five regions (五方上帝 Wǔfāng Shàngdì). It is also one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellations, which are the astral representations of Wufang Shangdi. The azure dragon represents east and spring.

It is also sometimes called the Blue-Green Dragon, Green Dragon or Blue Dragon (蒼龍Cānglóng).

The dragon is frequently mentioned in the media, feng shui, other cultures and in various places like the green dragon and the Avalon dragon
The epithet of its cardinal direction is "Blue-Green Dragon of the East" (東方青龍 Dōngfāng Qīnglóng ou東方蒼龍 Dōngfāng Cānglóng).

This dragon is also known as Seiryū in Japanese, Cheongnyong in Korean and Thanh Long in Vietnamese.

In the Tang Tale Novel, the Star of the White Tiger is usually reincarnated as Luo Cheng, who serves Li Shimin. The Azure Dragon's Star usually reincarnates Shan Xiongxin, who serves Wang Shichong. The two generals are Qin Shubao's sworn brothers, Cheng Zhijie and Yuchi Gong. After death, their souls are said to possess heroes of the Tang Dynasty and Goguryeo, such as Xue Rengui and Yeon Gaesomun.

The azure dragon appears as a god of the gate in Taoist temples. He was depicted at Wang Hui's tomb (stone coffin, east side) at Xikang in Lushan. A friction of this was collected by David Crockett Graham and is in the Field Museum of Natural History.

The dragon appeared on the Chinese national flag in 1862-1912 and on the national emblem of the twelve symbols of 1913-1928.

In Japan, the Azure Dragon is one of the four guardian spirits of cities and is supposed to protect the city of Kyoto to the east. The west is protected by the white tiger, the north is protected by the black turtle, the south is protected by the vermilion bird and the center is protected by the yellow dragon.

In Kyoto, there are temples dedicated to each of these guardian spirits. The Azure Dragon is depicted in kiyomizu Temple in eastern Kyoto. Before the entrance to the temple, there is a statue of the dragon, which is said to drink from the waterfall in the temple complex at night. Therefore, every year a ceremony is held to worship the eastern dragon. In 1983, Kitora's tomb was discovered in the village of Asuka. The four guardians were painted on the walls (in the corresponding directions) and a system of constellations was painted on the ceiling. It is one of the few ancient documents of the four guards.

In Korea, murals of the Goguryeo tombs found in Uhyon-ni in the southern province of Pyongan feature the azure dragon and other mythological creatures of the four symbols.

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