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十二生肖神話 (Shí'èr shēngxiào shénhuà)
The Chinese Zodiac 生肖 (Shēngxiào) has existed for more than 2000 years, since the Qin dynasty 221 – 206 BC. Yet some scholars say it was officially identified later, during the Han dynasty. However, Mythology suggests it was much earlier.
There are many stories about how the zodiac came to be, with one legend centered around the Jade Emperor (玉皇大帝—yù huáng dà dì). In the Chinese story of Creation, The Jade Emperor was known as the first of the Gods, head of the Pantheon, ruler of the Heavens, and was the assistant to Yuanshi Tianzun, the eternal creator of Heaven and Earth. The Emperor was one of the Three Pure Ones, pure manifestation of the Tao and origin of all sentient beings.
After passing 3200 trials, each lasting 3 million years to cultivate his Tao, Yù huáng dà dì ascended to the heavens to battle the most evil of all demons, a demon undefeated by the Gods. Without using might, but instead his deep, wise cultivation and benevolence, the Jade Emperor won the battle. And when you consider that our zodiac year is often the most challenging, you can’t help but feel strangely connected to The Jade Emperor’s journeySpecifications
- 12 Piece Collectors Set
- Exquisitely Crafted Zodiac Statues
- Stored In A Custom Wooden Box
- Each Piece Weighs 2.5oz
- Entire Set Weighs 30 oz Solid .925 Silver
- Strictly limited to 250 sets