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In East Asian folklore, foxes are depicted as a familiar spirit possessed of magic powers. The Salsoul Orchestra - How High foxes are Попс - Ленинград + Гражданская Оборона - Звёзды Русского Рока (DVD) as mischievous, usually tricking other people, with the ability to disguise themselves as a beautiful woman.
Although the specifics of the tales vary, these fox spirits can usually shapeshift, often taking the form of beautiful young women who attempt to seduce men, whether for mere Spirit - Fox - Fox or to consume their bodies or spirits. Nine-tailed foxes appear in Chinese folklore, literature, and mythology, in which, depending on the tale can be a good or a bad omen.
During the Han dynasty, the development of ideas about interspecies transformation had taken place in Chinese culture. The foxes there have four legs and nine tails. According to another version, it is located north of Sunrise Valley. In chapter 14 of Spirit - Fox - Fox ShanhaijingGuo Pu had commented that the nine-tailed fox was an auspicious omen that appeared during times of peace. There is a beast here whose form resembles a fox with nine tails.
It makes a sound like a baby and is a man-eater. Whoever eats it will be protected against insect-poison gu. In a Tang Dynasty Story, Foxes could become humans by wearing a skull and worshipping the big dipper. They would try multiple skulls till they found one that fit without falling off. This resulted in Huizong ordering the destruction of all fox temples in Kaifeng.
The city was invaded the next day, and the dynasty fell after five months. Describing the transformation and other features of the fox, Guo Pu — made the following comment:.
Such beings are able to know things at more than a thousand miles' distance; they can Spirit - Fox - Fox men by sorcery, or possess and bewilder them, so that they lose their memory and knowledge; and when a fox Spirit - Fox - Fox thousand years old, it ascends to heaven and becomes a celestial fox.
The Youyang Zazu made a connection between nine-tailed foxes and the divine:. It serves in the Palace of the Sun and Moon and has its own fu talisman and a jiao ritual. It can transcend yin and yang. Popular fox worship during the Tang dynasty has been mentioned in a text entitled Hu Shen Fox gods :.
They make offerings in their bedchambers to beg for their favor. The foxes share people's food and drink. They do not serve a single master.
At the time there was a figure of speech saying, 'Where there is no fox demon, no village can be established. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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