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Bāxiān (八仙), "Eight Immortals"

Eight figures from Chinese Daoist mythology.
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Kuíwén (夔紋)

Chinese decorative pattern consisting of archaic dragon motifs.
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Tibetan name for a Buddhist symbol consisting of three or four elements in a circle.
Nias bekhu


Nias name for the monkey-like figure carved on some sword hilts.
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Nias word for the monster head that the people of Nias carved.
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Bāguà (八卦) "Eight Trigrams"

Chinese meaning "Eight Trigrams", representing the fundamental principles of our world.
Serapendiya logo


Sinhalese term for a mythical bird.
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Tibetan for the Eight Buddhist Treasures
Belu logo


A mythical Burmese, shape-shifting creature.
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Dhu alfaqar (ذو الفقار)

An Islamic legendary sword.
Eight Buddhist treasures

Eight Buddhist Treasures

A suite of eight auspicious symbols used in Buddhist art.
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Inome (猪目)

"Boar's eye", a heart-shaped pattern commonly used in Japanese art.

Lěngyànjù (冷豔鋸)

Nickname for Guan Yu's "Green Dragon Crescent Blade".
Serapendiya muna

Sérapéṅdiya mūna

Sinhala for the head of a mythical bird. Often used as sword ornament.
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An Islamic legendary sword.
Beidou, the Big Dipper

Běidǒu (北斗)

The Seven Stars of the "the Big Dipper". An important constellation in traditional Chinese philosophy and religion.
Kīrtimukha or face of glory logo


An all-devouring creature that is used across Asia as an auspicious decorative element.
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Tāotiè (饕餮)

Tāotiè (饕餮) is a mythical creature that is used as a decorative element.