The Azure (Green) Dragon is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. It represents the east and the spring season. It should not be confused with the mythological yellow dragon that is associated with the Emperor of China. It is also referred to in media, feng shui, other cultures, and in various venues as the Green Dragon and the Avalon Dragon.It is known as Qinglong in Chinese, Seiryū in Japanese, Cheongnyong in Korean, and Thanh Long in Vietnamese. It is sometimes called the Azure Dragon of the East (simplified Chinese: 东方青龙; traditional Chinese: 東方青龍; pinyin: Dōng Fāng Qīng Lóng, or sometimes simplified Chinese: 东方苍龙; traditional Chinese: 東方蒼龍;
Chinese mythology (中國神話) is a collection of cultural history, folktales, and religions that have been passed down in oral or written tradition. These include creation myths and legends and myths concerning the founding of Chinese culture and the Chinese state. Like many mythologies, it has in the past been believed to be, at least in part, a factual recording of history.Historians have conjectured that the Chinese mythology began in the 12th century BCE. The myths and legends were passed down in oral form for over a thousand years, before being written in books such as Shan Hai Jing. Other myths continued to be passed down through oral traditions like theater and song, before being recorded as novels such as Hei’an Zhuan – Epic of Darkness (literally Epic of the Darkness). This collection of epic legends is preserved by a community of Chinese Han nationality, inhabitants of the Shennongjia mountain area in Hubei, and contains accounts from the birth of Pangu up to the historical era.Imperial historical documents and philosophical canons such as Shangshu, Shiji, Liji, Lüshi Chunqiu, and others, all contain Chinese myths.
This inspirational gallery is all about fictional monster called Cthulhu. Usually looking like humanoid with squid tentacles covering the mouth . Wiki says : HP Lovecraft’s initial short story, The Call of Cthulhu, was published in Weird Tales in 1928 and established the character as a malevolent entity trapped in an arctic underwater city called R’lyeh. Described as being “…an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature…. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque scaly body with rudimentary wings” and “a mountain walked or stumbled”, the imprisoned Cthulhu is apparently the source of constant anxiety for mankind at a subconscious level, and also the subject of worship by a number of evil cults (located in Arabia, Greenland and Louisana) and other Lovecraftian monsters (called Deep Ones and Mi-Go). The short story asserts the premise that while currently trapped Cthulhu will eventually return, with worshippers often repeating the phrase “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” – “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”The character is a central figure in Lovecraft literature, with the short story The Dunwich Horror (1928) mentioning Cthulhu, while The Whisperer in Darkness (1930) hints at the character’s origins (“I learned whence Cthulhu first came, and why half the great temporary stars of history had flared forth.”). The 1931 novella At the Mountains of Madness refers to the “star-spawn of Cthulhu”, who warred with another race called the Old Ones before the dawn of man. Enjoy our 28 Inspirational cthulhu depictions gallery.