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Zheng
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Background
Type Mythology
First Sighting Unknown
Last Sighting Unknown
Country China
Habitat Zhang'e Mountain
Possible Population Unknown

The Zheng (狰) is a leopard creature from Chinese Mythology. It is one of the mythical beasts featured in the Chinese classic text Classic of Mountains and Seas (山海经).

Description

According to the Classic of Mountains and Seas, the Zheng lives on Zhang’e Mountain which has no grass and trees. The Zheng is described looking similar to a red leopard, having five tails and a single horn. It sounds like striking stones. It was said to be ferocious and brutal.

In Popular Media

  • In Chinese RPG Onmyoji, a Zheng (known as Scarlet in English) is a character in the series.

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