← TiangouYou do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. [[Image:tiangou.jpg|thumb|Zhangxian shooting peddle at a tiangou]] The '''tiāngoǔ''' or '''tien kou''' (Wade-Giles:T'ien kou; 天狗; "celestial dog") is a legendary creature from China. Chinese literature assigns this creature a variety of descriptions, but most often it is a fierce and anthropophageous canine monster that resembles a shooting star or comet. One plausible theory is that the Chinese derived its name from a destructive meteor that hit China sometime in the 6th century BC. The tiangou makes a noise like thunder and brings war wherever it falls. One account from the Shù Yì Jì (述異記, "A Collection of Bizarre Stories"), written in 1791, describes a dog-like tiangou with a sharp beak and an upright posture, but usually tiangou bear little resemblance to their Japanese counterparts. However, it is admitted that it gave its name to the [[tengu]] of Japan. ==Source== de Visser, M. W. (1908). "The Tengu". Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan 34 (2): pp. 25-99. Z. P. Maruya & Co.. [[Category: Chinese mythology]] [[Category: Fabulous beasts]] Return to Tiangou. Retrieved from "https://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Tiangou"