The earliest Chinese cultural relics 8000 – year – old snake: is the chahai ancestors totem (FIG.)

fuxin chahai site unearthed neolithic pottery on the snake bit toad sculpture

LingYuan Tian Gugou tombs excavated snake shape of hongshan culture jade pendant

three hall of changxing island sites excavated neolithic snake shape grain POTS

chaoyang 12 Taiwan ying zi unearthed from the spring and autumn period and the double remedy by copper; the harness

LingYuan three officer Turkey stone unearthed from the warring states bronze snake bit frog

lushun museum in xinjiang turpan unearthed fuxi nuwa silk painting in the tang dynasty

dalian pulandian Qiao Tun writing unearthed copper coil hook

in 2013, is China’s lunar decyl third year & ndash; & ndash; The snake year. Snake in sixth place in the Chinese zodiac, in after the dragon. The dragon is the earliest totem of the Chinese nation, but in the real world does not exist. Dragon by the snake, the body of the dragon (dragon neck, dragons) is the image of the snake. Small dragon the serpent, people often call the snake & other Little dragon & throughout; . In ancient Chinese folk culture, the snake is the symbol of good, is one of the earliest totem of the Chinese nation. From neolithic age began about 8000 years ago, until the spring and autumn period and the warring states period, han period, and liaoning has a lot of snake unearthed cultural relics, including China’s earliest snakes cultural relics have been found. The special of the archaeology department of liaoning normal university, professor jun-yong liu give this interpretation.


snake cultural relics of China’s earliest has found:

snake is about 8000 years ago the chahai ancestors totem

in the 1980 s, fuxin 8000 years ago the chahai site found a snake bit toad grain cylindrical pottery, is so far found the first images of the snake. This sand inclusion brown spots tao exposure cylindrical tank, the side relief single toad, the other side relief on the snake bit the toad, a toad make limbs spread panic escape form, the snake mouth title live toad right lower limb, force swing tail shape, image vivid, lifelike. This is an original work of art, is also a work of totem worship. This pot seems to suggest that the sea settlements are composed of toad and the snakes two clan tribes, check the ancients both hope can like toads have strong reproductive ability, and hope like snake animals with power to protect this clan.

to contact the chahai site found that the pile of dragon and dragon pottery, known in about 8000 years ago, dragons and snakes are the chahai is enclosed within the walls of totem, and seems to suggest that as the symbol of the Chinese nation & other; Dragon & throughout; Image is as the main body of the snake, the dragon is evolved by snakes.


shanhaijing wu er snake legend certification:

dragon image performance is real snake

since 2009, the archaeological institute of liaoning province for several years in lingyuan Tian Gugou hongshan culture cemetery excavations, unearthed on MuZhuRen right ear for the first time the snake jade pendant. This snake shape jade pendant is about the size of the adults and 2 fingers together, body are pale, head of the snake mouth, eyes clear, and very smooth, just at the bottom of the slightly rough. It s around 5300-5300 years ago.

the shanhaijing holds a wu er snake legend, ancient times the snake shape unearthed jade pendant proves that it is written in shanhaijing was right. Have experts point out that doing well in their first appearance in the 8000 years ago depression culture, continue to hongshan culture jade Jue chin dynasty about 5000 years ago, is a kind of ancient social high-grade character used to indicate the status of earrings, and this kind of high character is the wrath of the wizard. Jade Jue prototype is snake, is the product of the social custom popular worship snakes, Tian Gugou snake shape unearthed jade pendant is the artifact. Experts compare Zhao Bao ditch culture scales on the body, the dragons of hongshan culture, tao temple culture panlong and shang dynasty belt scale yulong think coloured drawing or pattern, the artistic processing of the dragon form of the thousands of years in line, essentially performance is a snake in the real world.

cultural relics related to the snake was found in 5000-5000 years ago in the southern tip of liaodong peninsula three hall under the issue of culture and liaohe area slants on the adornment of a great culture pottery, as far as to Inner Mongolia tongliao city south bao gao to vomit. The area found on the surface of the cylindrical pottery common decoration is convex bending snake shape of grain, one kind is on the squash with the hand, is a kind of model. The custom of the ancestors’ worship snakes.


liaoning snake relics: the spring and autumn period and the warring states period

small dragon the serpent has become a custom

the spring and autumn period and the warring states period bronze wares popular PanChi with PAM bitter lines. PanChi grain refers to the buckling hornless dragon grain, make mouth capuchin form, or ssangyong intersection, or pawns, twisted, general ill health is bigger, this is different from PAM; the grain; PAM; the grain is composed of many small snake intertwine and pattern. Visible in the spring and autumn warring states period dragons, snakes are popular adornment modelling, small dragon the serpent has become a custom.

chaoyang 12 Taiwan ying zi curved blade in the spring and autumn period bronze dagger tomb unearthed double remedy; the copper decorations, composed of two snake winding, first raised into hooked on both ends of the snake, the snake body and tail winding remedy after four round hole, up a rectangular hole, snake under five round hole. This should be a costly and harness.

three officer LingYuan Turkey stone curved blade bronze dagger tomb of the warring states period unearthed two double snake bit frog copper decorations, shape, size, same frog make wide-open panic struggle to escape form, each snake bit live frog’s legs roots, a mouth shape. Two snake body straight into three elliptic hole, end cross shaped. Speculation may also be a harness.

in the han dynasty, bronze has entered ordinary families, the modelling of the snake is more widely used. Pulandian Qiao Tun, Jiang Tun, dalian city, son and brother mountain camp writing structures in the copper belt hook, and the modelling of hook all with snake hook, body into a snake.


brigade bo Tibetan fuxi nuwa figure in the tang dynasty:

the legendary god is more & other; People first snake & throughout;

lushun museum houses in xinjiang turpan astana tomb unearthed fuxi and nuwa figure in the tang dynasty, the image is fuxi and nuwa copulation scene. First fuxi and nuwa, upper body, lower body serpents intersection, fu xi hold gauge, nuwa holding torque, represents the nature round place. This figure is the longest fuxi and nuwa intercourse in the similar silk painting a picture, the intercourse was more than seven sections.

in ancient mythology, the human ancestor fu, nuwa is the snake man’s body, their intercourse, the human beings. Ancient legend in China & other; God & throughout; Or & other Hero & throughout; Well, mostly & other; People first snake & throughout; . It seems that & other; People first snake & throughout; May be many ancient clan totem. Writing in common people first in the frescos and BoHua snake picture of fuxi and nuwa intercourse together, this suggests that hope prosperous, is the main idea of the snake worship.