Mythic Creatures That Never Existed But People Believed In Anyway
The Pixiu is another legendary hybrid creature that comes from China. Even though no part of his body resembled a human organ, the mythological creature was often described as having a Chinese lion s body with wings, the legs of another legendary creature of Chinese myth, the qilin, and a head of a Chinese dragon. It is widely considered to be the guardian and protector of those who practice feng shui, while Tian Lu, the version of the Pixiu with two horns on its head, has been considered from antiquity a sacred creature that attracts and protects wealth. This is the reason why one often sees little statues of Tian Lu in Chinese homes or offices, since it is believed that the creature can prevent wealth from flowing away.