This amulet is made of black obsidian from Mexico, renowned for the quality of its deposits.
Among the 360 or so scaled creatures in China's mythology, the dragon occupied the top of a hierarchy. It was represented by a mixture of several animals but there were a significant number of dragon varieties depending on its habitat
He was one of four animals symbolizing the cardinal points.
The dragon represented sunrise, therefore the East, spring and fertility, on the contrary for example of the western white tiger.
For the record the other two animals were the Phoenix in the south and the turtle in the north.
In Taoism, dragons were as benevolent and brought happiness and prosperity. It was only with Buddhism that their nature took on a more menacing aspect.
The dragon was the symbol of the Emperor of China for two millennia it was customary to call the Emperor of China, "Dragon".
According to legend, the dragon had nine sons with a well-cut personality and a very precise place in the iconography.
In Buddhism, the Dragon is the vehicle of Vairocana, the white Buddha sitting in the east (or center). Its dragon-backed throne probably derives from the Chinese imperial throne. The Turquoise Dragon is the mount of a large number of protective deities, treasure keepers and rain and storm gods. As guardians of treasures, the Sino-Tibetan Dragons are the counterparts of the Indian nagas. The Tibetan term druk (tib.brug) means both "dragon" and "thunder." Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom, is called Druk Yul (Land of the Dragon). Its inhabitants, the drukpas, take their name from the spiritual lineage Drukpa kagyu, native to Tibet. This lineage was established by the wise Tsangpa Gyaré who, having once observed nine dragons disappearing into the sky near Gyantsé, decided to establish the monastery of Ralung. In Tibetan Buddhism, the rise to heaven of a group of Dragons is an auspicious sign.
Baxia likes to carry heavy loads, it appears in the form of a turtle supporting huge steles.
Bian appears as a tiger in court and prison because he knows who is good or bad.
Bixi is on the baskets.
Chaofeng likes to take risks which is why it is found in decoration on roofs
Chiwen likes to look at distant horizons.
Fuxi loves literature and appears engraved on the shelves
Gonfu loves water; it is represented on the bridges.
Carefree Haoxian he loves adventure and figures on gutters
Jiaotu appears on the doors.
Longgui appears as a dragon-headed turtle.
Pulao loves to shout that's why you can find his image on the bells.
Qiuniu loves music on musical instruments.
Suanmi likes fire and smoke that's why it serves as the feet of perfume burns
Yazi belligerent and valiant, he appears on the handles of knives and swords
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