However, in traditional Chinese culture, tiger is also a lucky symbol. It is a sorrowful pity for all the people that love tigers.
That book also says cats are good for people because they eat rats. The Tiger for the Bai Ethnic Minority People The tiger is widely adored by the Bai ethnic minority people in Yunnan Province, for whom hunting tigers is strictly forbidden.
It chases away the so-called "three disasters": fire, thieves and ghosts. In Chinese astrologythe star Alpha of the Great Bear constellation gave birth to the first tiger. What's more, the totem of admiration and the legends about the tiger have become a link connecting nature, God and man perfectly as one, having a substantial influence on traditional Chinese culture.
From this we can see how powerful a tiger is: it can catch boars as easily as a cat can catch rats. The Tiger for the Tujia Ethnic Minority People The Tujia ethnic minority people, living in Hunan Province, west of Hubei Province and east of Sichuan Province, consider themselves to be the descendants of white tigers, and lots of intriguing legends of white tigers can be heard in their living areas.
The tiger is the most representative animal in nature, and it is admired as a god by the whole Chinese nation.
The seven—colored tiger painting, well preserved in the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, is a masterpiece of Chinese art. The Tiger is the third animal in the year animal Zodiac. In the epic poetry Meige created by the Yi ethnic minority, the Tiger is considered to be the creator of the sun, the moon, the wind, the rain, and even the thunder.
Image of the Tiger in Chinese Culture The Chinese people express their adoration, sentimental attachment, and wishes by using the image of the tiger, even placing their spiritual sustenance on the tiger.