Chinese Dragons 龍 6
THE AZURE DRAGON
The Azure Dragon is one of the mythological creatures in the Chinese constellations.
It is associated with the east and the spring season.
At the heart of Chinese mythology are four spiritual creatures -- four celestial emblems -- each guarding a direction on the compass:
green/blue dragon 青龍 of the east;
white tiger 白虎 of the west;
red phoenix 朱雀 of the south; and
black warrior 玄武 of the north, a tortoise-like chimera with the head and tail of a serpent.
Each creature has a corresponding season, colour, element, virtue, and other traits.
© Fumi Sato 2018