In the novel Shuo Tang Yanyi (Tales o Tang Dynasty), the White Teeger's starn is reincarnatit as General Luo Cheng (羅成 / 罗成), who servit Li Shimin. The Azur Draigon's Starn is reincarnatit as General Shan Xiongxin (單雄信 / 单雄信), who served Wang Shichong. The twa generals are sworn brithers o Qin Shubao (秦叔寶 / 秦叔宝), Cheng Zhijie (程知節 / 程知节) & Yuchi Jingde (尉遲敬德 / 尉迟敬德). Efter daith, their souls are said tae possess heroes o the Tang & Liao dynasties, such as Xue Rengui (薛仁貴 / 薛仁贵) & He Suwen (郃苏文).
In ither legends, the Tang Dynasty general Xue Rengui is said tae be the reincarnation o the White Tiger's Starn. While his airchenemy, General He Suwen o the Liao Dynasty is said tae be the reincarnation o the Azur Draigons Starn.
In Japan, the Azur Draigon is ane o the fower guardian spirits o ceeties an is said tae protect the ceety o Kyoto on the east. The wast is protectit bi the White Tiger, the north is protectit bi the Black Tortoise, the sooth is protectit bi the Vermilion Bird, an the center is protectit bi the Yellae Dragon. In Kyoto thare are temples dedicatit tae each o these guardian spirits. The Azur Draigon is representit in the Kiyomizu Temple in eastren Kyoto. Afore the entrance o the temple thare is a statue o the dragon which is said tae drink frae the watterfaw athin the temple complex at nichttime. Tharefore each year a ceremony is held tae worship the dragon o the east. In 1983, the Kitora Tomb wis foond in the veelage o Asuka. Aw fower guardians wur paintit on the waws (in the correspondin directions) an a seestem o the constellations wis paintit on the ceilin. This is ane o the few auncient records o the fower guardians.
In Korea, the murals o the Goguryeo Tombs foond at Uhyon-ni in Pyongannam-do featurs the Azur Draigon an the ither meethological creaturs o the fower seembols.