4 Animals: Tibet

The 4 Animals of Tibet are almost identical to those of China except that the orientation of the first three is shifted. Animal Tibet China Tiger East West Scarlet Bird West South Green Dragon South East Tortoise North North After Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty went to Tibet to marry the king of Tubo, in explaining the geomantic configuration of Lhasa, she said that to the east of Huotang Lake was a tiger, to the south of it was a green dragon, to the west was a scarlet bird, and to the north was a tortoise. In King Gesar, the dragon was said to reside in the south, which is similar to the traditional geomantic configuration in the Central Plains area. http://www.tibetinfor.com.cn/english/services/forum/for_003.htm