This project aims to illustrate out archaic chinese mythic creatures and legends from a book "A Chinese Bestiary - Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas"(山海经) which was written ca.21-221 BC.
古文真的美 簡潔 到位
中文書目參考《全本繪圖山海經 五臟山經》《全本繪圖山海經 大荒四經》武漢大學出版社
In Tianchi mountains, the FEISHU beast resembles a rabbit but with the head of a rat. It uses its back to fly.
P.S. I am so afraid of rat, using a head of squarrel instead:)
In Hunxi mountains, the FEIYI snake has a single head and two bodies.
In Shuniaotongxue Mountains, Rupi fish has a bird’s head, fish’s wings, and a fish’s tail. It gives birth to pearls and jade.
In YIwang Mountains, the YIYU bird resembles a crow with three heads and six tails. Its screaming sounds like human laughing and it is adept to it.
In Gaotu Shan, the YINGRU beastresembles a deer with a white tail, horse’s hooves, human hands, and four horns.
In the same mountains, the SHUSI bird resembles an eagle with human feet.
BAIYUAN (White Gibbons)
In Tangting mountains, Baiyuan is the white gibbon whose face and hands are black with silver fur. Its screaming naturally makes people feel sad. Chinese Poets always employed white gibbons as a conventional image of human sorrow.
I did two versions, which do you like better?:)
In Ji mountains, jade can be found. The BOSHI beast resembles a goat with nine tails and four ears with its eyes on its back.
In Zhang’e mountains,the BIFANG bird resembles a crane with s single foot, red markings on a green and blue body with a white beak. If seen by people, it is an omen of an inexplicable fire in town, it carries the seed of fire.
In Beijitiangui Mountains,There is a god named JIUFENG who has nine heads, human faces, and a bird’s body
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