Chinese guardian lions, also called Foo (Fu) Lions are believed to have protective powers. The Foo lions are found at entrances to chinese temples, government offices, Emperor palaces and also in front of houses of wealthy people. The chinese guardian lions foo are always represented in pairs, According to Feng Shui the female lion is placed on the left and the male lion on the right. The female Foo has a cup in her left paw, which represents the cycle of life. The male Foo has a ball under his right paw, which represents the flower of life,
a symbol of sacred geometry.

Chinese Guardian Lion, Female Foo
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Image: Chinese Guardian Lion, Female Foo
We found this pair of chinese stone lions at the entrance of a small chinese temple
in the Tan Jetty, Penang, Malaysia.

Chinese Guardian Lion, Male Foo
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Image: Chinese Guardian Lion, Male Foo

  One Response to “Chinese Guardian Lions Foo”

  1. This picture looks very nice. Thanks for the post. Greetings wise M.Klug

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