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The Bai Ze is a sacred creature from Chinese mythology and a symbol of goodness and joy. The creature was first mentioned in an ancient text dating back to 317 and 420 AD. The Bai Ze was first described as having the head of a dragon with the body of a goat with a single horn protruding from its forehead. However, the appearance of the Bai Ze differs depending on the interpretation and today the beast is most commonly depicted with a horned head with the face of a white tiger, crowned with long white hair and two sets of horns and additional eyes on its back. Its body tends to resemble that of a goat. The Bai Ze is said to be a wise and compassionate creature, and is a revered entity that wards off evil.

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China[]

While patrolling the eastern lands, the Yellow Emperor, Huáng Dì, encountered the Bai Ze. The Bai Ze bestowed upon him a remarkable gift: a guide detailing the forms and behaviors of 11,520 supernatural creatures, along with methods to overcome their hauntings and attacks. Grateful, Huáng Dì recorded this knowledge in the Bai Ze Tu, a now-lost book whose fragments still exist in other texts.

Japan[]

The Bai Ze has also appeared in Japanese mythology, under the name Hakutaku. Sightings of the Hakutaku or 白澤 are depicted similarly to those of the Bai Ze in China; as a creature resembling a lion with horns and additional eyes, known for its intelligence and understanding of human speech. Believed to consume bad dreams and evil experiences, the Hakutaku is revered as a protector against misfortune. Hanging its picture is thought to ward off afflictions and invite blessings. Its presence in Japanese culture symbolizes protective qualities.

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