Four Auspicious Animals

Chinese - Animals which guard the 4 cardinal. Points, Ssu Fang. These are the dragon (Ch'ing Lung), the phoenix (Feng), the tortoise (Kuei Shen) and the unicorn (Ch'i-lin). In some accounts, the white tiger (Pai Hu) appears in place of the unicorn. Also called Four Auspicious Animals, Ssu Ling or Ssu Ling.

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