Dragons were originally a famous creature both in Western and Eastern cultures. In particular, for Eastern culture, dragons also carry the meaning of representing honor and sacred. That’s why the nine children of the dragon mentioned in the legend of “Dragon of Eternity” are also often present in everyday life with many interesting meanings.
The legends of the dragon’s children are mentioned in many ancient Chinese texts such as Warring States books, History, Hoai Loc Duong Tap, Thuc Vien Tap Ky, etc. Accordingly, the children of dragons include:
1. Prison Ox
The horn is shaped like a small, yellow dragon with horns like a unicorn. This breed is very fond of music, so it often chooses the top of the guitar to dwell on. Because of that, the ancients used the image of Prisoner to decorate the different musical instruments.
2. Chewing Bad
Chewing Bad wolf-like appearance, horned dragon, horns grow along the back. This species has a fierce gaze, aggressive temperament and a desire to kill. Based on this nature, Chewing Currency is often chosen to carve up weapons, both for decoration and to increase the threat of damage.
3. Trao Feng
Trao Feng often adventurous, like climbing and looking far away. Therefore, this species is often carved on the top of the column, the roof of the house or some high points on the architecture with the meaning of fighting against fires, chasing demons.
4. Bo Lao
Bo Lao used to live near the sea, but he was afraid of whales. Every time he met the dipper, Bo Lao often shouted out loud. Therefore, Bo Lao is often cast on the bell, implying that the bell rang out.
5. Toan Nghe
Toan Nghe has only a lion and a dragon head. But unlike his noisy brothers, Toan Nghe lived quite quietly. This species just likes the quiet and often sit still watching the smoke emanate and … just like that.
Toan Nghe is often carved above the incense burning tools.
6. Bá Hạ
Bá Hạ bears the shape of a turtle, a dragon’s head, and invincible power. Ba Ha loves to carry heavy objects, which is said to each carry Tam Son Ngu Nhac on his back. Ba Ha once helped King Ha Vu manage the waterway, but after finishing his work, because he was afraid that Ba Ha would work wildly, causing the king to make stone tablets and credit for Ba Ha to carry him. Because the stele was too heavy, Ba Ha could not go anywhere.
Ba Ha is often decorated at the foot of a column or stone tablet.
The pedestal is shaped like a tiger, has long and sharp fangs, and has great visual power. Pedestal personality very assertive, scepter, love right and often argue for justice. Therefore, the Pedestal is often decorated at the door of prisons, dentists, .. or places related to labor and trial.
Fuyi is shaped like a dragon, but elegant appearance, often curled up on the rock. Phu said he enjoyed watching the inscriptions on the writing, often watching the words. Due to this strange hobby, Phu Hi is often carved into a balanced pair on the epitaphs.
Tieu Do likes privacy, often curled up into a screw and dislikes others entering his territory. The Item is often engraved on the door or decorated for the door handle, implying to be discreet as well as keep the owner safe.