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    • Bi xie
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    • found: Work cat: 2015455127: Shi zi fen xun, 2006:t.p. (Bixie; bi xie) p. 7 ("The bixie, a mythical animal in Chinese culture, emerges as a composite artform [sic] influenced by mythology, religion, and art. It first appeared in the period of the late Warring States and gained great popularity in the Qin and Han dynasties. Commonly represented as a leonine creature, ... the bixie retained this basic feature through the Six Dynasties; gradually through time it also incorporated features of the dragon, tiger and even wings.")
    • found: Cultural China WWW site, Apr. 28, 2016:("Tianlu (heavenly emolument) and Bixie (evil dispeller) are two Chinese mythological animals that herald in good fortune and keep evil at bay. Both look like a lion except for their wings--the one with only one horn on his head is tianlu and the one with two horns is Bixie.")
    • found: Google books WWW site, Apr. 28, 2016:Ancient art from the Shumei Family collection, p. 131 ("Descriptions of winged, horned composite animals called bixie [in italics], which literally means 'guardians against evil,' first occurred during the Han period. The origins of this ... animal are problematic. Some scholars have asserted that ... [it was] imported from Persia and ultimately from Assyria, while others have argued that they are of Chinese origin, ...")
    • found: Wiktionary, Apr. 28, 2016:(bixie; "A chimaera-like figure common in Chinese and Persian art.")
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    • 2016-04-28: new
    • 2016-08-12: revised
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