Rupi Zhi Yu
- East Asian (culture)
- Mountain Dweller (attribute)
- Aquatic (attribute)
- Troublesome (behaviour)
A type of fish from the old bestiaries of China. The Rupi Zhi Yu had the body of an upturned cooking pot with a bird’s head and with the tail and fins of a fish. It gives birth to pearls and jade stones and inhabited the Han River. Seeing one would be an omen that there would be a great flood in the nearby town.
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