- East Asian (culture)
- Domestic (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
The benign bear spirit that purges evil in Chinese tradition. On the new year boys dress as twelve different animals and dance around the bear throwing menacing gestures. Then the bear leads them out of the village dancing to cast out their healing powers to banish evil.
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