Chinese dragon and its cultural significance, in mythology and folklore.
The Shi chi fuku Jin (七福神 shichifukujin) or seven Patrons of Happiness.
Decorative motives of oriental art by Katherine M. Ball. The dragon in Asian art and culture.
Amulets in ancient days were usually small charms.
Omens and superstitions of southern India by Edgar Thurston. Magic and Magicians. Exorcists and devil – dancers. The practice of magic.
THERE is, however, the living vampire, distinct and separate from the dead species.
Buddhist “Tso-fu-sze” ceremony performed to evoke rain and end drought, illustrated in a charm.
Taoist priests use colored charms and rituals to protect and cleanse homes from fire, invoking the God of Fire.
Monks in Buddhist monasteries toll bells 108 times daily, symbolizing the Chinese year and believed to soothe souls.
Buddhist and Confucian beliefs differ on souls’ knowledge of their afterlife resting places.
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