Nine-headed Bird

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The nine-headed bird (九頭鳥/九头鸟), also called the "Nine Phoenix" (九凤), is one of the earliest forms of the Chinese phoenix, worshiped by ancient natives in Hubei Province, which during the Warring States period was part of the kingdom of Chu (楚).[1] Due to the hostile relationship between the Kingdom of Chu and its former overlord, the reigning Zhou Dynasty, the nine-headed bird, being the totem creature of the Chu people, was demonised as a result.

References

  1. ^ Nine-headed Bird
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nine-headed_Bird&oldid=741626212"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine-headed_Bird
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Nine-headed Bird"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA