1. Vermilion Bird (god said to rule over the southern heavens)See also 四神
2. seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the southern heavensAstronomy, See also 二十八宿
Wikipedia definition
3. Vermilion BirdThe Vermilion bird is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. According to Wu Xing, the Taoist five-elemental system, it represents the fire-element, the direction south, and the season summer correspondingly. Thus it is sometimes called the Vermilion bird of the South (南方朱雀, Nán Fāng Zhū Què). It is known as Zhuque in Chinese, Suzaku in Japanese, Jujak in Korean and Chu Tước in Vietnamese.
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朱雀 【すじゃく】朱雀 【しゅじゃく】


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