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In Chinese mythology, the Fucanglong[1] (simplified Chinese: 伏藏龙; traditional Chinese: 伏藏龍; pinyin: Fúcánglóng) or Fu-ts'ang-Lung (Wade-Giles) is the Chinese dragon of hidden treasures[2] and an underworld dragon which guards buried treasure, both natural and man-made. Volcanoes are said to form when these dragons burst out of the ground to report to heaven.[3] Several tiles and light reliefs depict Fucanglong dragons serving as mounts to Immortals[4]

The Fucanglong possesses a magic pearl which is its most treasured possession.

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ https://translate.yandex.com/?lang=zh-en&text=%E4%BC%8F%E8%97%8F%E9%BE%8D
  2. ^ https://www.britannica.com/topic/Fucanglong
  3. ^ Arnold, Martin (2018). "Asian and East Asian Dragons". The Dragon, Fear and Power. London: Reaktion Books Ltd. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-78023-897-5.
  4. ^ Bates, Roy (2002). "The Evolution of the Chinese Dragon". Chinese Dragons. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 15. ISBN 0-19-592856-3.