Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chinese Guardian Lions

Chinese guardian lions, also known as stone lions, Fu Lions, lions of Buddha, Snow Lions and have been mistakenly called Foo Dogs. They are always in pairs of a male and a female. Males take the left with his right paw on a ball while the female has a single cub under her left paw.

The pair is traditionally placed near the entrance of a building to ward off evil spirits and to protect from thieves. In the past, they have been expensive to get, so the guardian lions became a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Considering the various sizes and prices of the guardian lions along with popularity they can be found in many places.

They can be placed on a desk to guard your supplies, but they can be placed elsewhere to protect. As long as they are respected they will protect over your family.

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