Q is for Golden Qilin (mythical hooved Chinese chimerical)–A to Z Blog Challenge

AtoZ2019QWe are pleased to participate in the A to Z Blog Challenge (http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/).  The Story Crossroads theme for this year is Golden…And All Things That Glimmer.  Each post highlights golden items from a folktale from around the world. Each time you have to wonder, is something that is golden a blessing, a curse, or both?

What has inspired all this gold?–The Golden Spike with the 150th Transcontinental Railroad and the Spike 150 Grant for this year’s Story Crossroads Festival.

Golden Qilin-

Is “Qilin” in your vocabulary? What some people nickname the Chinese unicorn? It wasn’t until this A to Z Blog Challenge. So besides being a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical, it also arrives when there is someone wise to behold. Perhaps there is one near the one who has inspired you most.

China – http://chinesefolktales.blogspot.com/2009/10/golden-qilin-fujian.html

50-word-or-less summary:

Couple has no kids. Person’s body with Golden Qilin head becomes their child. Happiness. Couple dies (old age). Princess can be married once war is won. Qilin leads and wins war. Emperor dislikes Qilin’s look. Trickery to be in sealed for 7,749 days. Mad princess. She saves him. Marriage. Banishment. Happiness.

Please share in the comments…or anything on your mind.

While you enjoy this blog, Story Crossroads has year-round offerings including the culminating Festival on May 15, 2019 with free performances May 13-16, 2019 (see schedule here: https://storycrossroads.com/2019-schedule/.  

We thank our funders such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the Western States Arts Federation, Utah Humanities, the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (Spike 150), the City of Murray, the South Jordan Arts Council, Utah Valley University and many other businesses and individuals. Join us in the support by attending or donating or both! (Click here to donate or get tickets.

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