Chinese Dragon Faces of Dragon King's Sons
The nine sons of Chinese Dragon King in the heaven were sent China to help the emperor. After completion of the mission, the emperor forced nine dragons to stay in the China. Nine dragons wouldn't work for the emperor anymore. They hid their dragon identities with different appearances. Today, the symbols of nine dragon faces are usually engraved on the weapon, door, wall, water tank, music instrument, temple, building etc.
The Faces of Chinese Dragon King's Nine Sons
The 1st son loves music. The face of Number 1 son becomes a decoration for music instrument, such as two-stringed bowed violin.
The 2nd son loves fighting. Many different handles of weapons have the symbol of Number 2 son.
The 3rd son loves adventure and keeping guard. He has prestige and is the symbol of safety, harmony and peace.
The 4th son loves howling. The image of Number 4 son can be found on the big bells. It is a symbol of protection and alertness.
The 5th son loves quietness, sitting, fire and smoke. His image is often found in temples, such as on incense burners.
The 6th son has the power of strength. He loves to carry heavy stuff to show off his magic energy. He is a symbol of longevity and good luck.
The 7th son loves to seek justice. Chinese like to apply his symbol around law, court, or jail.
The 8th son loves literature. Chinese like to put the 8th son as a symbol around steles. It is a symbol of knowledge or education.
The 9th son loves water. He is a symbol to prevent fire disasters.
Master Allen Tsai
April 12, 2019
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