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08-17-2006, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Re: Chinese Iron Ball
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They have some cool pictures on them, too. The one I have has a
on it, and the other has a
, each of which looks incredible. When everything's counted, though, they're pretty useless.
In China, the Phoenix and the Dragon represent high virtues and grace and such, honourable traits.
The Phoenix was the female manifestation of this, and the Dragon was the male manifestation of this.
The two also represent Yin and Yang
In old weddings, Women wore Phoenix decorations, and Men wore Dragon decorations, again to symbolize balance.
Okay - on topic.
Yup, I have a set of those, in fact, mine look very much like Owl's, but with more elaborate Yin Yang decorations with gold and stuff.
And yeah, to use them, you are supposed to roll the around your hand (like some people do with Coins), and they're supposed to regulate your Qi.
And like the awesome Feline Witch and Aerixeth have said - the balls make cool, chiming sounds when they move.
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