Friday, 12 April 2013

K is for...

The Kirin comes from Japan and takes the form of a multicoloured horse-like creature with a horn on its head, much like the well known unicorn. It is often depicted as covered in fire and is thought to be a good omen - bringing peace and prosperity. 

The Kirin is a very gentle creature and loves all living things. It is careful to never tread on any small animals while walking and barely even disturbs the blades of grass that its hooves touch. However, if the Kirin witnesses a pure person being threatened by a sinner than it will turn fierce, even breathing fire from its mouth.


  1. I never heard of Kirin. So interesting. I know that most fairy tales have a lesson in their story, so the lesson in this one is. . . .

  2. Kirin, how cool. I first heard of the Kirin when I discovered the wonderful anime series Juuni Kokki. Awesome mythical beasts.