Ying Zhao 英招.jpg

Huai Jiang Mountain (槐江之山 huái jiāng zhī shān) is the Garden of the Heavens (帝之平圃 dì zhī píng pǔ) and is overseen by a deity called Ying Zhao (英招  yīng zhǎo), with the body of a horse, the face of a human, tiger stripes and the wings of a bird. Ying Zhao flies across the Four Seas (四海 sì hǎi)1 as a messenger of heaven, his voice like a booming crash. 

1 "The Four Seas," meaning, "the entire world."

In addition to overseeing the heavenly garden, Ying Zhao is responsible for taking care of a group of sacred beasts called Tu Lu (土缕 tǔ lǚ). They resemble sheep but have four horns on their heads and like to eat humans. Ying Zhao, however, does not allow them to indulge in their favourite pastime.

Ying Zhao is also responsible for guarding a group of sacred birds named Qin Yuan (钦原 qīn yuán). Ying Zhao also restricts their diet by forbidding them to eat humans, or any other living creature. 

Futhermore, Yingzhao is also responsible for protecting six-headed birds, as well as dragons, serpents, leopards, and various other nameless plants and animals that can be found on earth.

And finally, it is written that Ying Zhao took part in countless battles against evil over the centuries, and that it was he who finally killed Xiang Liu (相柳 xiàng liǔ) - the nine-headed snake, Gong Gong's (共工 gòng gōng) right-hand man. 

Ying Zhao 英招 (yīng zhǎo)
Status: Rare Beast
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: (audio file coming soon)
Best known for: Residing over the Garden of Heaven on Earth

Do you have any questions or feedback regarding this content? Get in touch and let me know, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


All images shown on this website are watermarked for a reason, they are original art work created by the artist shown at the bottom of each image, and are the property of www.chinabeastsandlegends.com. All right reserved. Should you wish to use these images, commerically or otherwise, please contact me.


In addition, all content shown on this website was painstakingly researched and though much of this information is already in the public domain, all of it has been translated and/or interperated by myself and has taken countless hours to create. If you wish to re-use any content, please contact me first and request persmission. Please do not steal.

Home > Collection > Ying Zhao