Bái Hǔ sculpture on the eaves tile
|Vietnamese alphabet||Bạch Hổ|
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]
|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.