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 (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)”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (3)

Tiao Fish Physical Description: A fish that looks like a four-headed chicken with red feathers, six feet and three tails. Its call sounds like that of the magpie. Special Properties: Consuming its meat is a cure for anxiety. Heng Gong Fish Physical Description: A 1.5-1.6m long fish that looks like a carp that is redContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (3)”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (2)

Ri Ji Physical Description: A normal cow Special Properties: Its meat (up to 2-3 Chinese pounds in weight) will grow back fully the day after being cut off with a knife. Lore: A species supposedly local to the area now known as the province of Gan Su Dan Prawn Physical Description: A giant prawn asContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (2)”