Yale Romanization jyu1 jeuk3
|Literal meaning Vermilion Peafowl|
Wade–Giles Chu Ch'üeh
Jyutping zyu1 zoek3
Taichi panda level 100 vermilion bird demigod
The Vermilion bird is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. According to Wu Xing, the Taoist five-elemental system, it represents the fire-element, the direction south, and the season summer correspondingly. Thus it is sometimes called the Vermilion bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què). It is known as Zhu Que in Chinese, Suzaku in Japanese, Jujak in Korean and Chu Tước in Vietnamese. It is described as a red bird that resembles a pheasant with a five-colored plumage and is perpetually covered in flames. Represented by Jonangu Shrine in the southern part of Kyoto.
- Taichi panda level 100 vermilion bird demigod
- The Vermilion Spirit Creature
- The Seven Mansions of the Vermilion Bird
- Nature of the symbol
- In popular culture
It is often mistaken for the Fenghuang due to similarities in appearance, but the two are different creatures. The Fenghuang (similar to the phoenix in western mythologies) is a legendary ruler of birds who is associated with the Chinese Empress in the same way the dragon is associated with the Emperor, while the vermilion Bird is a mythological spirit creature of the Chinese constellations.
The Vermilion Spirit Creature
The Seven Mansions of the Vermilion Bird
As the other three Symbols, there are seven "mansions", or positions, of the Moon within Vermilion Bird. The names and determinative stars are:
Nature of the symbol
The Vermilion bird is an elegant and noble bird in both appearance and behavior, it is very selective in what it eats and where it perches, with its feathers in many different hues of vermilion.