The Fei Lian was a remarkable creature in Chinese Mythology, exhibiting five different animal species within its family tree.
With the body and legs of a stag, it was as swift as wind, gliding through its forest dwell with ease. A long, serpentine tail balanced the beast's heavy head, resembling that of a sparrow with gleaming white bull horns with stripes. Its elegant body was covered in golden fur and dark spots,rather like the pelt of a leopard.
These beasts were not carnivores, but would kill any creature that threatened them. The fei lian (also called feng bo, meaning 'wind lord') lacked wings, but was sometime portrayed in flight, very similar to the lung.