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Sketch of the day no 1111 in my moleskine art journal is a gilded wood carving of a Dragon fish 螭吻
The Dragon fish (螭吻 chiwen) in Chinese is literally translated as Hornless dragon lips.
The mythological creature is one of the Chinese dragon’s nine sons and is believed to ward of evil and swallow fire.
Another legend is about the carp that jumped over the dragon’s gate. It is believed that once in a while, a carp through perseverance and determination manages to swim up river and successfully jumps over the dragon’s gate, turning the carp into a dragon.
August 10, 2017 at 07:16
I have no idea. It’s a new thing for me.
August 9, 2017 at 06:48
August 8, 2017 at 18:13
Thanks for the confirmation. I am merely applying what babies do when they learn their mother tongue. Listen. Make hypothesis. Confirm hypothesis, and store. Good. Two words stored in cantonese. What would the Hokkien version be? 🙂
August 8, 2017 at 02:43
Yes it is exactly what you said. You are a fast learner!! It’s in Cantonese though not hokkien.
August 8, 2017 at 00:07
And again, thank you for sharing knowledge. Another day to learn something new. 🙂
August 8, 2017 at 00:06
Quite beautifully rendered. And a nice story too. I like the Dragon myths. Now “Yulong”? Does “Yu” mean “fish” since “Long” (or Lung as our Stéphanie) means dragon? 🙂
Which makes me think: in Hokkien, Dragon is pronounced Long rather than Lung?)
August 7, 2017 at 12:26
I’m happy to share knowledge. It’s something i recently learnt as well. 🌼🌺🌹
August 7, 2017 at 12:23
It is indeed an important number! I have no idea how i got here. How time flies! 🌹🌺🌼
August 7, 2017 at 07:54
I love legends and mythological creatures thank you for introducing me to the dragon fish. I’d never heard of him before. 🙂
August 2, 2017 at 04:32
What a great number, 1111, The Crazy Bag Lady. It is huge !