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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).

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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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