(See also entry for Four Divine Creatures.) A charm at Auspicious Inscriptions depicts a magpie, leopard and pomegranates as symbols with hidden meanings. See entry for fish above. A pair of lions is considered to be auspicious and symbolizes happiness and the wish for a successful and prosperous career. T.H.S. Jointly and respectively directed by King Hu, Lee Hsing, and Pai Ching-Jui, three major Taiwan directors of the 1970s, this film consist of three shorts with the same cast of two actors and one actress, who through reincarnation meet in three different times. A charm with the bamboo symbol may be seen at Liu Hai and the Three-Legged Toad. (See Lu Dongbin Charm.) Fungus (Lingzhi) (Fungus of Immortality) Lingzhi (灵芝), also known as the glossy ganoderma, is the sacred fungus of immortality that grows on the trunks or roots of trees including the pine. This refers to the legend (liyutiaolongmen 鲤鱼跳龙门) that a carp which is able to leap over the mythical 'Dragon Gate' will become a dragon. To see a crane on other old charms please visit Daoist (Taoist) Charms and Auspicious Inscriptions. Rhinoceros Horns A single or pair of rhinoceros horns (xijiao 犀角) is usually included as one of the Eight Treasures. A pair of magpies also symbolize marriage. The Chinese character for deer is 鹿 which is pronounced lu. Dumplings (jiaozi) Chinese dumplings (with meat or vegetable stuffing) symbolize wealth or riches because they are boat-shaped and thus resemble the silver ingots or sycee used in ancient China as money. This is because the mythical creature Wang Xiang (罔象), who devours the brains of the dead, is afraid of the pine. Kitchen God (Zaojun) Zaojun (灶 君), also known as Zaowang (灶王), is the popular 'Kitchen God' or 'Stove God' in charge of the household whose image is found in almost all traditional Chinese homes. Lian is also the pronunciation of the word for continuous (连) and he is also the pronunciation for the word harmony (和) so the lotus has the hidden meaning of 'continuous harmony'. Sword Immortals and gods use swords to cut through ignorance and evil. Dragonfly The dragonfly (qingting 蜻蜓) represents the Confucian ideal of pureness of character because its pronunciation is similar to the word for 'pure' or 'clear' (qing 清). as shan-yil [- Hu-lan-jo-shih-chu-chiu PZjl3pF shan-yii, 143-147 A. D.]. For this reason, another name for the peony is fuguihua (富贵花) which means 'flower of wealth and honor'. 8) Lan Caihe (蓝采和), depicted as a male or female or hermaphrodite, usually holds a fruit/flower basket, a bowl or a flute and whose story is also told in 'Journey to the West'. Sheep are routinely punched, kicked, and cut in the process. In the center of each half is a small circle which represents the other half. Axe (axe head) The axe (fu 斧) has the same pronunciation as 'happiness' (fu 福) and as a weapon symbolizes power and the ability to punish. Charms with rhinoceros horns may be viewed at Eight Treasures and Auspicious Inscriptions. Because the pronunciation (he) is the same as that for the word 'harmony' (he 合), the crane is sometimes shown on charms to imply a good and harmonious marriage. Chrysanthemum The chrysanthemum signifies the tenth month of the lunar calendar. When the ribbon is shown connecting two or more auspicious objects, the hidden meaning of the ribbon therefore is 'to carry along (good luck, good fortune, etc.) 'active' : '''> Oldest first -1) ? The Scotswoman thought she spotted one in her room a few days before she left, but couldn’t track it down. For a history, including images, of ancient Chinese coins and other forms of money please visit Chinese Coins. On this day, young men also wore green willow branches in their hair in the belief that it would prevent them from being changed into a brown dog in a future existence. He was originally a beancurd seller who joined forces with Liu Bei (刘备) and became immortalized as a military hero during the period of the Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD). It can take between 25 and 45individual sheep hides to make just one shearling item.Mohair and CashmereMohair and cashmere are obtained by tying goats' legs together, pinning the animalsto the floor, and using shears or large clippers to remove their hair as quicklyas possible. A charm using the rooster to symbolize 'lucky' and 'merit and fame' may be seen at Auspicious Inscriptions. Additionally, 'a bat descending from the sky' (fuzi tianlai 蝠子天来) sounds exactly like 'happiness descends from heaven' (fuzi tianlai 福子天来). A charm with the inscription in Daoist magic writing, displaying an ox and a star god (star official), may be seen at Daoist (Taoist) Charms. Call Us Today At ♦ (713) 640-1654 Payment Options. A crane standing alone can represent success in becoming a high government official as seen on a charm at Pendant Charms. Batterien sind nicht mitgeliefert. The rat symbolizes fertility, abundance and wealth because of its reproductive abilities. They convey the meaning of 'long life' because of their age. 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Because it has a 'hollow center' (kongxu 空虚), bamboo also symbolizes 'modesty' (qianxu 谦虚) because the second character for both has the same pronunciation (xu). As a result, many Chinese characters share the same pronunciation, i.e. Nine (9) Similitudes The 'nine similitudes' is a reference from the 'Book of Odes' (shijing 诗经) which is the earliest collection of Chinese poetry and includes poems, songs and hymns from the Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC) and the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC). Perfect quality male chain wrist watches and get free shipping, ᗚ Buy 2 15 dual time display stainless steel quartz and get free shipping, ④ Big promotion for womens watches with rhinestones and get free shipping, ► Buy branded logo bracelets and get free shipping, ღ ღ New! This is what I mean by a hidden or implied meaning or visual pun, and what the Chinese refer to as auspicious or lucky pictures  (jixiangtuan 吉祥图 案). Lei Gong is portrayed as being half eagle, with wings and a beak, and half human. You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Therefore the picture of a monkey on a horse is a visual pun or rebus for the wish for an immediate promotion in official rank. Lozenge charms may be seen at Eight Treasures, Pendant Charms, and Coin Inscriptions. Ducks(Mandarin Ducks) Mandarin ducks (yuanyang 鸳鸯 or xi 鸂) are believed to mate for life and, therefore, a pair of mandarin ducks symbolize fidelity, conjugal affection, peace and prosperity. Try Independent Minds free for 1 month. The citron is one of the 'Three Abundances' (Three Plenties). This is because the Chinese word for the crab's shell (jia 甲) has the additional meaning of 'first' as in achieving the highest score in the examination to become a government official. See Peach Charms for more information on the Door Gods. 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