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Kirin (Qilin)


An imaginary creature with the body of deer, the tail of an ox, horse hooves for feet and one flesh-covered horn on its head. The kirin's body is in five colors and its underbelly is yellow. Kirins do not gather in herds.

They have wings and fly often across the sky. They appear when all is right with the world. They are extremely gentle creatures and never step on grass and insects as they move around. They are depicted with raised forelegs.

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