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The Tiger's Poem

白虎詩

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The White Tiger towers over the mountains,

Protecting the peaceful sailing of this neighbourhood.

With all its greatness,

It guards Chinatown’s safety and well-being.

Poem written by Catherine Wang & William Lau

In Chinese mythology, the White Tiger of the West, known as Bai Hu (白虎), is one of the Four Symbols representing the cardinal directions. The White Tiger is closely associated with the west and embodies attributes of strength, courage, and protection.

 

Legend has it that the White Tiger guards the western quadrant of the universe, serving as a symbol of authority and defense. Often depicted as a fierce and majestic creature, the White Tiger is revered for its ability to ward off evil spirits and protect against malevolent forces.

 

In Chinese culture, the White Tiger holds significant symbolism, representing power, bravery, and righteousness. It is believed to bring luck and fortune to those who respect and honor it, while also serving as a guardian of balance and harmony in the cosmos.

 

Throughout history, the White Tiger has been depicted in various mythological tales and artistic representations, symbolizing the enduring spirit of resilience and protection. Its presence is often invoked in rituals and ceremonies to invoke blessings and safeguard against adversity.

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