The Kirin

The Kirin Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The Kirin,
Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Kirin

Aria Resort and Casino, Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

 

Huangdi was in the garden of his palace, lost in thought. He was a young man, but was already Emperor of China. The First Emperor of China. Through his mind, the same question was racing – how to be a good and wise leader to his people. Suddenly, he felt he was being watched. He turned, and standing behind him on a rock was a beast the like of which he’d never seen before. It had the body of a deer, the tail of an ox and the head of a dragon. The beast spoke, told Huangdi he was the Kirin. And straightaway, Huangdi knew the Kirin was kind and gentle. For the Kirin wouldn’t harm the verdant grass by walking on it, choosing instead a rock to bear his weight. The Kirin didn’t say much more. Instead, he turned to leave. And in so doing, Huangdi noticed the symbols along its back. Huangdi raced inside and copied the symbols down, and so, for the first time, language was written in China. After Huangdi’s strange encounter in the garden, he went on to become one of the greatest Chinese Emperors of all. He unified the country, ruled over it for over a hundred years. His wife taught the people to make silk, and Huangdi taught them medicine. Throughout the land, the people called him the Yellow Emperor, as yellow is the colour of power in China. That was thousands of years ago. 2697BC, to be precise. But to this day, that strange creature, the Kirin, is meant to bring good fortune and success. Which is most likely why he can be found by this entrance to a casino…

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