Nine Dragons and Clouds

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The Legend of The Nine Dragons
The mainland overlooking Hong Kong is called Kowloon, which means Nine Dragons.
Legend states the mainland was named this by a Chinese Emperor who fled there after the Sung Dynasty. Originally, he named it after the eight hills predominantly located on the land. His servant observed that the Emperor should also be counted among the regal figures. Hence, the "Gau-lung" or Nine Dragons nomenclature was born.

Characteristics of the Nine Dragons:
Alerts one to danger, and serves as a protector. Often engraved on bells, sacred singing bowls, and gongs.
Creator of Yang energy through the use of ancient dragon music.
Provider of knowledge, luck and upholds the virtue of finer education.
Provider of strength and support when called upon during times of need.
Guardian of the holy places, sacred lands, and holy temples.
Chih wen:
Symbolizes the power of water over fire.
Mighty protector and emblem against theft, loss or betrayal of any kind.
Protector and guardian against any physical harm.
Defends again litigation, verbal disputes, or false accusations.

Dragon Riding Clouds
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Clouds are symbols of celestial mobility because many gods and immortals used the cloud as a vehicle on which they traveled. The cloud is also considered a portent of good luck, carrying needed rains that enable the growth of abundant crops. When clouds are combined with auspicious Chinese dragons, it makes a perfect emblem to manifest positive effects in your life.
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Auspicious Celadon Tea Pot Cups Set

Place the tea set under the light, you may find vivid patterns of a dragon riding clouds or an aged plum trees with gorgeous blossoms.

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”Dragon on Clouds”


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