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    Posted January 19, 2012 by
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    Dragon worship in China


    Archaeologists and Scientists had discovered, many groups in ancient China chose bird as their totem. Such as: people in the Shandong Peninsula before Zhou Dynasty (about1050BCE-256BCE), and Shang Dynasty (about1600BCE-1046BCE). Shi Jing recorded: “God orders Xuan Bird to give birth to Shang.”


    From bird, ancient China started to worship Chinese phoenix/phoenix, queen/king of all birds, it was a symbol of good luck.

    We have known that Satan, the Dragon, had been an angel of God before the war between him and the heaven, and had been able to “roam through the earth and go back and forth in it (Job1:6-7).” People had respected Satan as an angel, and some Neolithic people had worshiped him, before he was hurled down to the earth.

    Some people, a very small number of people, worshiped dragon in the Neolithic Age. Archaeologists had found some old antiques in the shape of a dragon, such as,

    A 3,700-year-old antique in the shape of a dragon, made up of over 2,000 pieces of turquoise, is believed by many Chinese scholars as the oldest Chinese dragon totem. The antique was discovered in the Erlitou relics site in Yanshi City of central China's Henan Province. Many Chinese scholars believe that Erlitou is the site of the capital of the Xia Dynasty (about 2070BCE-1,600BCE), China's first dynasty.

    The 7,000-year-old jade sculpture showing a dragon with a pig head and a tight-lipped snout, found in a Neolithic site in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia.

    Satan had been hurled down to the earth not long before Jesus Christ was born in about 0ACE, and Satan started working hard to build dragon worship all over the world. This period was in the latter stage of Western Han Dynasty.

    Nüwa was the most important goddess in ancient China. People originally worshipped Nüwa with a bird totem; they believed Nüwa was from an ethnic group that worshipped the phoenix. Song Chao, the Editorial Department of History Studies, Beijing, claimed that that only since the latter stage of Western Han Dynasty (202BCE-9ACE),when it entered its social upheaval, and during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220ACE), the image of Nüwa changed from indeterminate Goddess to a snake tail and a human head. This period was considered to be a period of dragon worship being rapidly developed in ordinary people. This could be the clear evidence that Satan started building dragon worship in common people after he had been hurled down to the Earth.

    Zhu Nai-cheng, the Director of the Institute of Archaeology Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, thought in his book The Origin and Formation of the Chinese Dragon (ISBN:9787108030771), it was a long and tortuous process that Dragon worship had grown to the most important role, and even to a totem of whole China. Although Sima Qian wrote a story about a dragon appeared near Liu Bang and his mother, which was considered by scholars that he started giving a linkage between the Dragon and the emperor, Liu Bang and following emperors of the Han Dynasty did not worship the Dragon.

    Even though Li Long-ji, Emperor Tang Xuan-zong (685-762ACE) of the Tang Dynasty (618-907ACE) (his imperial concubine was Yang Yu-Huan), had even given bronze mirrors that were carved with dragons to meritorious statesmen as awards, emperors of the Tang Dynasty did not worship the Dragon either.

    The dragon had evolved into the symbol of the Imperial rights only since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644ACE), when Chinese emperors started wearing Dragon Robes and calling themselves: “Son of God, The Real Dragon.” Since then, the dragon became a symbol of power, strength, and good luck, and even a totem of the whole of China in modern times.


    Details of Dragon and Dragon worship can be find in the book "The Queen of the South in Matthew 12:42" , which will be published and listed in the following link soon:


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