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Temple Dragon

Yongjusa Buddhist Temple, South Korea

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bm14-May-2003 14:34
Dragon: Holy Power, Expelling Evils, Good Luck, King
According to legend, a dragon was born from the mating between a phoenix and a crane, having incredible power and capability. It has snake's head, deer's antlers, ghost's eyes, cow's ears, snake's neck, big clam's belly, carp's scale, hawk's claw, and tiger's sole of the foot. Dragon has been believed to control natural phenomenon of floods and draughts, repelling evil spirits and giving good lucks on our lives. In palace, it was compared to a king, being used in things for a king.
susie 30-Apr-2003 00:02
Can you give me basic information on the temple dragon?
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