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Black Turtle

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the character in the figure's Mandarin Chinese name 玄武 (Xuánwǔ, lit. "Dark Warrior") + the primary animal representing it

Proper nounEdit

Black Turtle

  1. (astronomy) a Chinese constellation making up one of the Four Symbols of Chinese astronomy
  2. (Chinese culture) a symbol of the element of water and direction north, typically depicted as a turtle entwined with a snake

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