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The taotie is a motif commonly found on Chinese ritual bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou dynasty. [1]

35 relations: Azure Dragon, Black Tortoise, Book of Imaginary Beings, Chinese dragon, Chinese ritual bronzes, Chiyou, Classic of Mountains and Seas, Ding (vessel), Fenghuang, Four Symbols (China), Hundun, International Dunhuang Project, Jorge Luis Borges, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Lüshi Chunqiu, Li Zehou, Liangzhu culture, Lu Rong, Ming dynasty, Motif (visual arts), Nine sons of the dragon, Qilin, Robert Bagley, Sarah Allan, Shang dynasty, Shanghai Art Museum, The Great Wall (film), Turtle, Vermilion Bird, White Tiger (China), Yang Shen, Yellow Emperor, Zhou dynasty, Zoomorphism, Zuo zhuan.

Azure Dragon

The Azure Dragon (青龍 Qīnglóng), also known as Bluegreen Dragon, Green Dragon, or also called the Blue Dragon (蒼龍 Cānglóng), is one of the Dragon Gods who represent the mount or chthonic forces of the Five Forms of the Highest Deity (五方上帝 Wǔfāng Shàngdì).

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Black Tortoise

The Black Tortoise or Black Turtle is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations.

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Book of Imaginary Beings

Book of Imaginary Beings was written by Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero and published in 1957 under the original Spanish title Manual de zoología fantástica.

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Chinese dragon

Chinese dragons or East Asian dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology, Chinese folklore, and East Asian culture at large.

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Chinese ritual bronzes

Sets of ritual bronzes (in chinese: 中国青铜器) are the most impressive surviving objects from the Chinese Bronze Age.

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Chiyou (蚩尤) was a tribal leader of the Nine Li tribe (九黎) in ancient China.

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Classic of Mountains and Seas

The Classic of Mountains and Seas or Shan Hai Jing, formerly romanized as the Shan-hai Ching, is a Chinese classic text and a compilation of mythic geography and myth.

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Ding (vessel)

Ding (鼎) were prehistoric and ancient Chinese cauldrons, standing upon legs with a lid and two facing handles.

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Fenghuang are mythological birds of East Asia that reign over all other birds.

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Four Symbols (China)

The Four Symbols (literally meaning "four images") are four mythological creatures in the Chinese constellations.

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Hundun is both a "legendary faceless being" in Chinese mythology and the "primordial and central chaos" in Chinese cosmogony, comparable with the World egg.

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International Dunhuang Project

The International Dunhuang Project (IDP) is an international collaborative effort to conserve, catalogue and digitise manuscripts, printed texts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and various other archaeological sites at the eastern end of the Silk Road.

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Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature.

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Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness is an American computer-animated television series spun off from the Kung Fu Panda films.

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Lüshi Chunqiu

The Lüshi Chunqiu, also known in English as Master Lü's Spring and Autumn Annals, is an encyclopedic Chinese classic text compiled around 239 BC under the patronage of the Qin Dynasty Chancellor Lü Buwei.

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Li Zehou

Li Zehou (born 13 June 1930) is a Chinese scholar of philosophy and intellectual history.

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Liangzhu culture

The Liangzhu culture (3400–2250 BC) was the last Neolithic jade culture in the Yangtze River Delta of China.

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Lu Rong

Lu Rong (1436–1494) was a Chinese scholar.

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Ming dynasty

The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China – then known as the – for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.

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Motif (visual arts)

In art and iconography, a motif is an element of an image.

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Nine sons of the dragon

The nine sons of the dragon are Chinese dragons who are the mythological sons of the Dragon King.

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The qilin is a mythical hooved chimerical creature known in Chinese and other East Asian cultures, said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler.

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Robert Bagley

Robert Bagley is a professor of Chinese art history and archaeology in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.

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Sarah Allan

Sarah Allan (born 1945) is an American paleographer and scholar of ancient China.

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Shang dynasty

The Shang dynasty or Yin dynasty, according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River valley in the second millennium BC, succeeding the Xia dynasty and followed by the Zhou dynasty.

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Shanghai Art Museum

The Shanghai Art Museum was an art museum in the city of Shanghai, China.

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The Great Wall (film)

The Great Wall is a 2016 monster film directed by Zhang Yimou, with a screenplay by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro and Tony Gilroy, from a story by Max Brooks, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.

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Turtles are diapsids of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.

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Vermilion Bird

The Vermilion bird is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations.

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White Tiger (China)

The White Tiger is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations.

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Yang Shen

Yang Shen (1488–1559) was a poet in the Chinese Ming dynasty.

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Yellow Emperor

The Yellow Emperor, also known as the Yellow Thearch, the Yellow God or the Yellow Lord, or simply by his Chinese name Huangdi, is a deity in Chinese religion, one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture heroes included among the mytho-historical Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors and cosmological Five Forms of the Highest Deity (五方上帝 Wǔfāng Shàngdì).

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Zhou dynasty

The Zhou dynasty or the Zhou Kingdom was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty and preceded the Qin dynasty.

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The word zoomorphism derives from the Greek ζωον (zōon), meaning "animal", and μορφη (morphē), meaning "shape" or "form".

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Zuo zhuan

The Zuo zhuan, generally translated The Zuo Tradition or The Commentary of Zuo, is an ancient Chinese narrative history that is traditionally regarded as a commentary on the ancient Chinese chronicle ''Spring and Autumn Annals'' (''Chunqiu'' 春秋).

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Redirects here:

T'ao t'ieh, Tao Tei, Tao Tie, Tao-tieh, The T'ao T'ieh, Totetsu.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taotie

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