The Fu dog (or Foo Dog), also known as the Chinese Lion, is a mystic protector of the heavens that has magical powers and ability to protect against evil spirits. it is believed that your presence protects against all negative energies.
At entrances to important and sacred places, a male and a female are usually placed as guards, one on each side, representing harmony, integrity and balance. The female Fu Dog is represented with a paw over a puppy, which symbolizes devotion, loyalty and protection. The Fu Dog Male, on the other hand, is represented with his paw on a sphere or globe, which symbolizes protection, power and world.
The first stone lions were made in the Han dynasty and early Buddhism in ancient China. At this time, lions were brought as gifts to the emperor, and since then they have gained much popularity. There is also the legend that Shakyamuni, founder of Buddhism, after his birth was seen pointing to heaven and earth, roaring like a lion.
Definition of Fu Dog Tattoo:
- Protection against negative energy
- Magical powers
- protection of the skies