1001 Rumors about Long of The LY Dynasty
❓How much is true? Let's explain with Khi- Viet Linh Than Thoai Ki!
As a legendary son of a royal family, in recent years he has received a lot of research attention from the graveyard, Mr. Long of the Ly dynasty (Long Ly) has since then had rumors that have confused people.
1. LONGLY IS A DRAGON WITHOUT SCALES? ❌WRONG
A complete Ly dragon has a long body, soft sinuous curves, and a body with scales. The dragon heads on the roof, the dragons on the steps, and the stone pillars of Dam pagoda all clearly show the image of dragon scales. With images of what appear to be smooth bodies previously found by Long Ly, the explanation given is that the wind and rain of time have eroded the scales or the simplification in the decorative compositions of size. small. In short, conceived from the image of a scaly dragon during the Dinh and Early Le periods, Long Ly has always been a majestic scaly dragon!
2. IF YOU ARE A LEGACY, DO YOU ONLY HAVE 4 LEGS, EACH FOOT 3 TOES? ❌ WRONG
12345 Long Ly didn't drop a beat but maybe people dropped a few of his toes somewhere. Our Dragon Ly is a four-legged spirit animal with elbows, with a variety of claws ranging from 3, 4 to 5. The toenails are long and sharp like the claws of many other spirit beasts of the Ly Dynasty.
3. LONG LY DOESN'T HAVE HORNS? ❌ WRONG
Our Long Ly family is not horned by the "roof" but has natural horns. The position of the horns on the dragon's eyebrows can be shaped like deer horns, coral branches or like the letter ω. The dragon's head has tusks. Neck held high. Meandering mane and proboscis. The eyes are large, round and slightly convex and the eyebrows are twisted in the shape of a 3, so it is often easy to mistake the horns for dragon eyebrows.
The fact that some Long Ly sculptures do not have horns depends on the material and size of the creation space.
4. LONG LY KNOWS TO SPRAY FIRE, SHOW RAIN AND CALL THE WIND? ❌ YES WRONG ✅ YES RIGHT
When spitting fire, go find Mr. Long in the West. Long Ly Dai Viet is usually a water dragon, representing rain, wind, rivers, and seas. It can be seen that the image of a dragon spraying lapis lazuli water in the Minh Tinh stele (Tran Dynasty), or a mekong running herd in the Sung Thien Dien Linh stele (Ly Dynasty) comes from the theory that the dragon king sprayed water when Buddha was born. .
5. IS LONG LY A SYMBOL OF KINGDOM? ✅ TRUE BUT NOT ENOUGH.
During the Ly dynasty, the dragon not only symbolized royal power (kingship) but also a symbol in Buddhist culture (theocracy). The Buddhist element makes Long Ly humanistic, demonstrating the Buddha nature in the mentality of an entire era. It can be seen that the dominant Buddhist element is in the shaping of Long Ly. The image of the Bodhi leaf (symbolizing Buddhist enlightenment) is often integrated with the image of the dragon in a harmonious, aesthetically pleasing whole.
😍 It can be said that Long Ly has a converging quintessence of shapes that everyone loves, worthy of being the pinnacle of East Asian dragon shaping art of the 11th and 12th centuries.
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