Equisitedly carved fierce Chi Lin statue comes in right and left hand styles so you can pair them up as guardians. This smooth and finely polished statue measures about 8.5" L X 5" T X 3" D. It is a true collector's piece.
In the thirteenth century, a scouting expedition of the Emperor Genghis Khan, who had undertaken the invasion of India, met a creature in the desert "like a deer, with a head like that of a horse, one horn on its forehead, and green hair on its body," which addressed them, saying, "It is time for your master to return to his own land." One of Genghis' Chinese ministers, upon consultation, explained to him that the animal was a chio-tuan, a variety of the k'i-lin. "For four years the great army has been warring in western regions he said. "Heaven, which has a horror of bloodshed, gives warning through the Chio-tuan. Spare the Empire for Heaven's sake; moderation will give boundless pleasure." The Emperor desisted in his war plans.
Twenty-two centuries before the Christian era, one of the judges of the Emperor Shun was in possession of a "one horned goat" which refused to attack the wrongly accused but would butt the guilty. Margoulies' Anthologie raisonee de la litterature chinoise(I948) includes this mysterious, soft-spoken allegory, the work of a ninth-century writer of prose:
Chi Lin (Qi Lin or Kei Loon (麒麟))
Chi Lin is a heavenly creatures and believed to be the guardian of the heavenly gates, preventing evils from entering. Chi Lin represents strength, success, career luck, abundance, longevity, good health, perseverance, fertility and fame. It has the power to rejuvenate the flow of chi, replacing the negative chi with the positive one. It can protect wealth and create good fortune. A pair of Chi Lin at home provides protection against all forms of evils; and also represents many healthy children
Chi Lin can be placed:
1. near the main entrance or the living room—make sure the chi Lin is facing out: protection of the home from evils, promotion of wealth and good luck.
2. a pair of Chi Lin at the entrance (on the outside) of home or business—stop negative chi from entering.
3. in the North of the home –enhances career luck.
4. in the Southwest of the home-- to promote romance and love chance; or to bring children.
DO NOT place the Chi Lin in bedroom, kitchen or bathroom