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White Teeger (Cheenese astronomie)

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White Teeger
Bái Hǔ sculpture on the eaves tile
Chinese name
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese alphabetBạch Hổ
Korean name
Japanese name

The White Teeger is ane o the Fower Seembols o the Cheenese constellations. It is whiles cried the White Tiger o the Wast (西方白虎, Xī Fāng Bái Hǔ), an is kent as Baihu in Cheenese, Byakko in Japanese, Baekho in Korean an Bạch Hổ in Vietnamese. It represents the wast an the hairst saison.

The Seiven Mansions o the White Tiger[eedit | eedit soorce]

As the ither three Seembols, thare are seiven "mansions", or poseetions, o the muin athin White Tiger. The names an determinative starns are:[1][2]

Mansion no. Name (pinyin) Translation Determinative star
15 奎 (Kuí) Legs η And
16 婁 (Lóu) Bond β Ari
17 胃 (Wèi) Stomach 35 Ari
18 昴 (Mǎo) Hairy Head 17 Tau
19 畢 (Bì) Net ε Tau
20 觜 (Zī) Turtle Beak λ Ori
21 參 (Shēn) Three Stars ζ Ori

Oreegin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the Han Dynasty, fowk believit the tiger tae be the keeng o aw beasts. Accordin tae legend the tiger's tail wad turn intae white whan it reached the age o 500 years. In this wey, the white tiger became a kynd o meethological creatur. It wis said that the white tiger wad anerlie appear whan the emperor ruled wi absolute virtue, or if thare wis peace throughout the warld. Acause the colour white o the Cheenese five elements represents the wast an aw, the white tiger sicweys became a meethological guardian o the wast.

In the novel Shuo Tang Yanyi (Tales o Tang Dynasty), the reincarnation o White Tiger's Star is said tae be Li Shimin's general Luo Cheng (羅成) an the reincarnation o Azure Dragon's Starn is said tae be the rebellious general Shan Xiongxin (單雄信). Thay twa are sworn brithers o Qin Shubao (秦叔寶), Cheng Zhijie (程知節) an Yuchi Jingde (尉遲敬德). Thair souls efter daith are said tae possess the body o the new heroes o Tang Dynasty an Liao Dynasty, Xue Rengui (薛仁貴) an He Suwen (郃苏文).

In some legends o the Tang Dynasty's general Xue Rengui, he is said tae be the reincarnation o the White Tiger's Starn, an his airchenemy, the Liao Dynasty's prince He Suwen is the reincarnation o the Azure Dragon's Starn.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Chinese Sky". International Dunhuang Project. Archived frae the original on 4 November 2015. Retrieved 25 Juin 2011.
  2. Sun, Xiaochun (1997). Helaine Selin (ed.). Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures. Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 517. ISBN 0-7923-4066-3. Retrieved 25 Juin 2011.

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