The Kylin is an animal, somewhat like a deer, from ancient Chinese mythology. A Kylin is said to have longevity that could live for 2,000 years. With horns on the head, scales over the body, and a tail that’s like an ox’s, it’s believed that the beast could spit fire and roar like thunder.
The Kylin is one of the “Four Divine Creatures”, the other three being the phoenix, the turtle and the dragon. In ancient times, it was regarded as a celestial animal and a symbol of auspiciousness. Of all animals, the kylin was ranked second only to the dragon.
In traditional Chinese folklore, Kylin images were given to children as a talisman that could bring luck and protection. The most famous Kylin’s are in the imperial mausoleums of the Southern Dynasty located in Qixia Town of Nanjing.
In Feng Shui, the perfect home location is one that encompasses divine creatures to gain positive cosmic Ch’i which guarantees a life rich in material, physical and spiritual benefits. Abundant good luck and wealth will follow for many generations to come. A perfect item to display on a bookshelf, console or nightstand.
White ceramic 9.5″ tall x 10″ long.