Autumnfox (foxymoonheart) wrote,
Autumnfox
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Byakko

Yes, I've been meaning to post a "real" journal entry. Hopefully I'll get to it soon.

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Bai Hu - Tiger!

Mythological Background: The tiger is associated
with strength and the desire for a challenge.
It is also associated with hope to win, or
rather, the blooming season. It is also linked
to meandering, or the ability to be in contact
with a lot of aspects. The tiger also stands
for war and soldiers fighting to the end, for
the sake of their country.

Which Chinese Mythological Being Are You?
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Autumn's addendum: The tiger ("bai hu" in Chinese, "tora" in Japanese), specifically the white tiger ("byakko", literally "white"), is one of the four celestial animals in Japanese/Chinese astrology, and represents the west, as well as the element of air (sometimes metal) and the season of autumn. (Note that, in western cultures, the elements associated with west/east are reversed.) Byakko is also a term used for white (spiritual) foxes in Japan, good kitsune who serve Inari, the god of rice.

And no, I don't believe in astrology, but I know my foxes, even when they're pretending to be tigers! ;)
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