Yinhu, one of the twelve zodiac animals, is the third member of the earth branch. Tiger is known as the king of beasts. It is ferocious, fierce, deceitful and powerful. It is the most active, ferocious and injurious tiger in Yinshi.
Tiger (< I > pantheratigris < / I >) is a kind of cat, known as the king of beasts, and is a national protected species, including Sumatran tiger, northeast tiger, Bengal tiger, etc. It is also extended to be the wind of the king. Forests native to Asia are becoming more and more rare due to excessive human hunting.
Tiger, also known as tiger, is the largest cat and one of the carnivores at the top of the food chain. Tigers usually have brown fur, black stripes on it, and the "King" pattern on their forehead has no semicircular ears. They are ashamed of being "king of the jungle". In cats, tigers have medium long canine teeth and the largest claws. Their claws can penetrate into the skin 11 cm deep. Their teeth can crush the bones of their prey. Their whiskers are hard and sharp. A tongue the size of a palm with barbs on it. Brown yellow body hair, chest and abdomen hair color is milky white, the whole body covered with black stripes.
Tiger is the largest carnivore in Asia. Most of the tigers live in mountains and forests. They usually choose to live alone. Each tiger has its own territory. The tiger's body is covered with black stripes, its cheeks are surrounded by a long mane, and the stripes on its forehead look like the word "King". Biting and rolling are all ways for them to practice their hunting skills. tiger
Tigers are not afraid of water like cats. On the contrary, they like to clean their bodies and play in the water. They like to take a bath in the water in midsummer. When a tiger takes a bath, it first submerges its tail into the water, just like testing the water temperature, and then it scoops up water with its tail and sprinkles it on its back. Although tigers like to swim, their swimming skills are inferior to their ability to climb trees. This may be related to the weight of tigers. The heaviest tiger may be more than 350 kg. Its thick and long tail has a black ring on it, and its tail tip is generally black. The ears of tigers can express their different emotions. When the tiger attacks the enemy, it will erect its ears and expose the white hair behind them. When the tiger is threatened and wants to protect itself, its ears will come down and the white hair behind them will be hidden. At this time, it will show its sharp teeth to threaten the other. The tiger has a long tail, which is nearly half of its length. When a tiger is chasing its prey, it will attack it with its long tail, so that it can't dodge and is pulled to the ground, so that the tiger will take the opportunity to catch it. The tiger will first grasp the prey's back with its sharp claws to make it unable to move, and then use its canine teeth to directly bite off the cervical spine or bite the prey's throat to suffocate it. After the prey dies, the tiger will relax and enjoy the delicious food. Tigers eat a lot. An adult tiger eats more than six kilograms of meat every day.
Introduction to Chinese Zodiac
Tiger is one of the twelve zodiac, ranking third, known as Yin tiger. Tiger totem worship and cultural heritage
The traditional folk custom of TIAOYU Tu (tiger jumping) is a relic of the tiger totem worship of the ancient Qiang tribe. At present, it only exists in Nianduhu village, Tongren County, Huangnan Prefecture, Qinghai Province. From the 5th to the 20th day of the November of the lunar calendar, the "W ū t ú" (tiger jumping) activity of exorcism and disease elimination is carried out every year. On May 20, 2006, Yutu of Tu nationality was listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list with the approval of the State Council.
The worship of tiger should come from the totem worship of tiger in Chu culture. Tiger has always been worshipped by the Han nationality, which is a symbol of justice, bravery without moderation and dignity. According to the research, the image of tiger also appeared in the ancient Qiang Rong nationality, but it was the most popular in Southwest China. The animal faces of Yucong in Neolithic Liangzhu Culture and those on bronze wares of yin and Shang Dynasties are similar to the image of tiger. Up to now, the Yi, Bai, Buyi, Tujia and other nationalities in China still call tiger their ancestor. In Han Dynasty, the tiger was regarded as the king of all animals. White tiger is a tiger that can only turn white after 500 years. It is a divine thing, and immortals often ascend to heaven by tiger. It's the beast of Zhenxi. Since the Han Dynasty, the tiger has always been the patron saint of the working people, but not the symbol of the emperor. After a long history of evolution and development, the cultural consciousness of worshiping tiger has become the common cultural concept of the Chinese nation.
Shu Wei, a scholar of the Qing Dynasty, wrote a poem entitled "Qian Miao Zhu Zhi Ci · Hong Miao", which said: "if you weave a piece of silk, you will not give it to others. If you bring a bronze drum to compete with the mountain god, you will have no emotion. The empty room tonight is to avoid Yin." (Note: Hongmiao is only available in Tongren Prefecture. All the clothes are made of Bansi, which is the duty of nvhong. Beating the bronze drum to inspire is called Tiao drum. On the fifth day of May every year, the couple do not sleep. They dare not talk to each other. They think they have been injured by tigers.) That is to say, Yin is a tiger. Who dares to violate the custom of avoiding yin? If a husband and wife sleep in the same room on May Yin, the tiger will hurt them.
Therefore, some local people spread the custom of avoiding Yin.
The White Tiger God is the patron saint of ancient Taoism in China. It was originally the official name of the ancient star. Among the twenty-eight constellations, the Western seven constellations are named because they are tiger shaped, located in the west, and are matched with five colors according to the five elements. It is also one of the four gods. In the book of rites, there is a saying that "before rosefinch, after Xuanwu, left green dragon, right white tiger". Most of the Tujia people believe in the White Tiger God. When the Tujia people in Hubei sacrifice the white tiger, the master in charge of the altar needs to kill the pig to cut the blood, drop it on the paper money, and then hang it for burning. The children of Tujia Nationality in Hunan often think that the disease is caused by the white tiger, so we must ask the wizard to drive away the white tiger. When driving, you should put a chair outdoors, tie bamboo with branches and leaves, and tie a white rooster on it. The wizard will cast magic in the room. If the rooster crows, the white tiger will be driven away. Shaanxi has the custom of feeding cloth tigers. When the child is full moon, the uncle's family will send a tiger made of yellow cloth. When he enters the gate, he will break a section of the tiger's tail and throw it outside. To send cloth tiger is to wish children grow up as powerful as tigers; to break tiger's tail is to hope children grow up free from disasters and difficulties. The custom of giving tiger pillows is popular in Shanxi Province. Every child's birthday, when the uncle to give nephew one or a pair of tiger pillows, both can be used as a pillow, and can be used as a toy, but also to express blessing.
The marriage custom of "hanging tiger bun" is popular in Huaxian County, Shaanxi Province. Before the new year, the husband's uncle will steam a pair of tiger steamed buns and tie them together with a red rope. As soon as the bride arrives, she will hang the tiger steamed buns around her neck, take them off after entering the door, and let the bride and groom share the food, which means that they will be united forever. It is worth mentioning that this steamed bun can also be divided into male and female. There is a word "Wang" on the head of the male tiger steamed bun, which means that the man wants to be the king of the family; there is a pair of flying birds in the forehead of the female tiger steamed bun, which means that the wife flies with her husband. There is also a little tiger in front of each tiger's neck to wish the new couple an early birth.
strong as a bear in the hips and with a back supple as a tiger 's
dare to confront the greatest danger
look at fiercely as a tiger does
entice one 's opponents to leave their vantage ground
set free a tiger back to the mountains
Draw a tiger but not a dog
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