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Shan Hai Jing (山海經) or Classic of Mountains and Seas (or perhaps more correctly Guideways through Mountains and Seas) is an ancient Chinese geographical book.

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Shan Hai Jing, Southern MountainsEdit

Chinese originalEdit

又東五百里,曰鹿吳之山,上無草木,多金石。澤更之水出焉,而南流注于滂水。水有獸焉,名曰蠱雕,其狀如雕而有角,其音如嬰兒之音,是食人。

English translationEdit

Gudiao

Shan Hai Jing, Western MountainsEdit

Shan Hai Jing Zheng

Chinese originalEdit

又西二百八十里,曰章莪之山,無草木,多瑤碧。所為甚怪。有獸焉,其狀如赤豹,五尾一角,其音如擊石,其名如猙。

English translationEdit

One thousand two hundred sixty li farther west stands Mount Zhang'e. It lacks plants but contains much Yao-Stone and green jade. There are many strange things here. There is a beast dwelling here whose form resembles a red leopard with five tails and a single horn. It makes a sound like stones striking one another and is called the Zheng.

Shan Hai Jing Bo

Chinese originalEdit

又西三百里,曰中曲之山,其陽多玉,其陰多雄黃、白玉及金。有獸焉,其狀如馬而白身黑尾,一角,虎牙爪,音如鼓音,其名曰駮,是食虎豹,可以禦兵。

English translationEdit

Three hundred li father stands Mount Winding-Center. There is much jade on its southern slope and much realgar, white jade, and metal on its northern slope. There is a beast dwelling here whose form resembles a horse but with a white body, black tail, a single horn, and tiger's teeth and claws. It makes a sound like a drum and is called the Bo. The Bo devours tigers and leopards. It can also protect against weapons.

Shan Hai Jing, Northern MountainsEdit

Shan Hai Jing Huanshu

Chinese originalEdit

又北三百里,曰帶山,其上多玉,其下多青碧。有獸焉,其狀如馬,一角有錯,其名曰䑏䟽,可以辟火。

English translationEdit

Shan Hai Jing Boma

Chinese originalEdit

又北三百五十里,曰敦頭之山,其上多金玉,無草木。旄水出焉,而東流注于印澤,其中多𩣡馬,牛尾而白身,一角其音如呼。

English translationEdit

Two thousand three hundred sixty li north-west of the beginning of the second guideway through the Northern Mountains stands Honest-Head Mountain. On its heights is much metal and jade, but there are no plants or trees. The Tail-Banner River emanates from here and flows eastward into Imprint Lake. There are many Bo-Horses here. It has an ox's tail with a white body and a single horn. It makes a sound like a person calling out.

Shan Hai Jing Dongdong

Chinese originalEdit

又北三百里,曰泰戲之山,無草木,多金玉。有獸焉,其狀如羊,一角一目,目在耳後,其名曰䍶䍶,其鳴自䚯。

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