Chinese guardian lions, known colloquially in the west as Foo Dogs. Snarling and ferocious, they often appear in front of temples, offices, homes, and gardens. Said to offer protection through mythical powers, guardian lions originated in China’s Han Dynasty (206 BC-220AD).
Chinese foo dogs, Fu dogs, or Chinese guardian lions, are good luck guardian lion statues. Mythical creatures, they are thought to ward of bad influences and to keep the souls in their charge safe.
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Chinese or Imperial guardian lions are a traditional Chinese architectural ornament derived from Indian culture. Typically made of stone, they are also known as stone lions or shishi. They informally known in colloquial English as lion dogs or foo dogs.
The Magical Meaning of Foo Dogs - Chinese Guardian Lions Although they're actually lions, not dogs, Chinese Foo Dogs are popular statues that have been used in home décor all over the world for thousands of years.
Foo Dog Statues Guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions, are commonly referred to as "Foo Dogs" in the West. Statues of guardian lions which have traditionally stood in front of Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, Buddhist temples, and homes of the wealthy, are believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits.
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Chinese Guardian Lion Foo Dog Statues Set of Two Item# NY91366801 Adopt the ancient guardian lions who have traditionally stood before Chinese Imperial palaces, tombs, temples, government offices and homes of important officials since the Han Dynasty in 206 BC.
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1. Foo dogs are actually lions. In China, where foo dogs originated, they are called shi, meaning “lion,” or shishi, meaning “stone lion.”They do share a resemblance with the Chow Chow and Shih Tzu, which led these figures to be called foo dogs (or fu dogs) in English — though you may also see them referred to as Chinese guardian lions, guardian dogs or stone temple dogs.
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