Talk:Four Symbols (China)

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Copied[edit]

This was copied from http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/ssu-ling.shtml—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 201.1.212.201 (talkcontribs) .

Why? Who owns the copyright? - Nat Krause(Talk!) 23:20, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Media References[edit]

This list is so long, it should be on an article on his own imo. Ninja neko 12:08, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Lots of inaccuracies[edit]

Apologies to whoever made the article, but there are a lot of inaccuracies in it. I can't correct it all in one sitting, so I'll be spending time in the days to come in correcting the information. Most glaring mistake is to equate the vermilion bird of the south with the phoenix. Contrary to what a lot of people think, the two are definitely not the same. --- Hong Qi Gong 04:13, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I agree. The Chinese translation of the Vermillion Bird of the South is closer towards meaning peacock. --- yeokaiwei 04:46,15 June 2009 (UTC)

I believe one of the BIGGEST inaccuracy is that the symbols uses Japanese name when we're talking about Four Symbols (China) . I will edit this to the more appropriate names. This happens in the one of the warring states (china) article as well, where it linked to the Sengoku period. --Ropedcough (talk) 09:33, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

5 Elements[edit]

Since there is the point that each of the four Ssu Ling are associated with the 5 elements, it would be worth mentioning Huáng-lóng (黃龍, Ouryuu[?] in Japan), the Yellow Dragon, or sometimes the Kirin or Qí-lín (麒麟), associated with earth, the center direction, and balance in general. (see Five_elements_(Chinese_philosophy))

-- 70.131.153.199 07:18, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Conflicting literature[edit]

This article misses out the Golden Dragon of the Centre, Huang long. Not only that, but some literature contradicts this. Those that talk about the Yellow Dragon, almost invariably put the Tortoise to the north and the Dragon to the east. Wolf ODonnell 18:47, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Hm, I guess I must have misread the Compass Point directions associated to each Heavenly Creature. They appear to be the correct now. Wolf ODonnell 19:07, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

I feel like this article should be merged with the indiviual articles for the Four Symbols. They are all rather short, and don't really need their own articles, just redirects. I added a template suggesting the merge. Helikophis (talk) 18:51, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

I actually agree with this. Saves people like me four tabs. -69.218.234.182 (talk) 07:30, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
Oppose This sounds like a good idea, but the four articles are quite long and contain lots of other information that wouldn't really fit into this article without a substantial re-write. You could just include short paragraphs instead, then link off to the separate articles with a {main} or {seealso} link. David Bailey (talk) 16:13, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Five Symbols in Digimon[edit]

Shouldn't there be something in this article about the five Digimon that correspond to the Five Symbols?


Quinglongmon is the "Azure Dragon of the East", matching the name, "Quing Long".

Zhuqiaomon is the "Vermilion Bird of the South", closely matching the name, "Zhū Què".

Baihumon is the "White Tiger of the West", matching the name, "Bái Hǔ".

Xuanwumon is the "Black Tortoise of the North", matching the name, "Xuán Wǔ".

And, lastly, Huanglongmon is the "Yellow Dragon of the Center", matching the name, "Huang Long".

24.124.88.11 (talk) 21:38, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Four Heavenly Kings[edit]

Is not there some conflation or association with the Buddhist concept of the Four Heavenly Kings? -69.218.234.182 (talk) 07:27, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Symbols[edit]

Symbol does not seem like a great translation of 象. I do not see English "symbol" in any of the references either. --JWB (talk) 22:45, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

This article needs the following improvements: 1. It needs additional citations for verification. Tagged since March 2012. 2. It may require copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone, or spelling. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emperor Prime (talkcontribs) 03:55, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

This article needs the following improvements: 1. It needs additional citations for verification. Tagged since March 2012. 2. It may require copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone, or spelling.Emperor Prime (talk) 03:57, 18 April 2012 (UTC)