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  • East Asian East Asian (culture)
  • Mountain Dweller Mountain Dweller (attribute)
  • Friendly Friendly (behaviour)

One of the mythical animals from the old Chinese bestiaries. The Jiao had the body of a dog with leopard markings and the horns of an ox. It lived in the mountains and was rarely seen. The sight of a Jiao was a fortuitous omen that there would be a good harvest that year.

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