Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Fauna (9)

Ju Fu Physical Description: An ape-like creature with patterned arms. Special Properties: It is good at throwing at tigers and leopards. Translation Quirks: A more mundane alternative translation was that it is just good at throwing with striped arms like tigers and leopards. I went with the more unusual translation. Xi Qu Physical Description: AContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Fauna (9)”

Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Fauna (8)

Zhu Tun Snake Physical Description: A meter-long snake that has four feet and is hairy throughout its body Special Properties: Its call is like that of pigs. Lore: Legend tells that in the Song Dynasty, a Zhu Tun Snake had appeared in front of a soldier who was undergoing training and had swallows him whole.Continue reading “Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Fauna (8)”

Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Fauna (7)

Dan Fish Physical Description: A fish surrounded by a red light whenever it appears. Special Properties: Smearing one’s feet with its blood allows one to walk on water. Fire Mouse (aka Firelight Beast) Physical Description: Same as a normal mouse Special Properties: Humans can weave clothes out of its skin. After burning, it is possibleContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Fauna (7)”

Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Fauna (6)

Water Monkey Physical Description: A bipedal creature Special Properties: While its main diet is fish and prawns, it will occasionally pull humans asunder and soak the blood from the carcass The Three Carcass Physical Description: The three types of worms that reputedly exist within human bodies according to Taoism. The upper worm Peng Ju isContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Fauna (6)”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (5)

Ao (pronounced ou as in ouch)  Physical Description: A massive turtle  Special Properties: None   Lore: When Nu Wa mended the hole in the sky, she was said to have broken off the four legs of an Ao to mark the furthest point in the four directions. There are also a legend of there being threeContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (5)”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (4)

Blue Snake (aka Southern Snake) Physical Description: A fairly normal snake (further details unknown) Special Properties: Its head contains a strong poison but its tail can serve as a poison antidote. Lore: It was said that people living south of ancient China* has managed to create a very strong poison known as the Blue PoisonContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (4)”