Jimmy shall be entering also! And I've chosen to look at a combination of Chinese Mythology and Astrology for my Gods.
In Chinese Mythology there are four Guardian Beasts that protect the various Chinese provinces and are representive of the different elements. The Guardians I'm focussing on are the Black Turtle of the North, Zhi Ming and the White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing.
The Black Turtle is sometimes referred to as the Warrior of the North, which is exactly the way I've chosen to portray him. His body is covered almost entirely in a thick black armour, and he carries a truly immense black shield to defend against attacks. Offensively, he uses a chain-whip with a snake-head in place of the blade. The reason for the snake is that originally, the turtle and snake were thought of as symbols of great longevity. So often the snake would be portrayed coiled on the shell of the turtle, and it's how I've incorporated the snake into this design.
The White Tiger of the West is considered to be a symbol of Autumn (or Fall) and is elementally a Metal themed beast. Considered the King of Beasts, the White Tiger is said to only appear when there is complete peace in the land, or indeed when a virtuous emperor ruled. In reality White Tigers are not a completely seperate species of Tiger, but rather they are a subspecies. White Tigers are larger and more effective predators then the usual orange and black varieties. This White Tiger I've designed has metallic fur and god-like speed, a stark contrast between it and the slower Black Turtle. Which also brings to mind the contrast between black and white themselves.
Stone and Iron, White and Black. Day and Night. Reptile and Mammal. Two Gods. One Fight. One Winner.
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