Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

饕餮 tāotiè

  1. tāotiè proper noun taotie / a ferocious mythological animal
    Domain: Mythology 神话 , Subdomain: Shang Dynasty 商朝
    Notes: The mythological animal was the fifth son of the dragon king and is a zoomorphic mask motif, found on Shang and Zhou ritual bronzes
  2. tāotiè adjective gluttonous / sumptuous
    Domain: Food and Drink 饮食

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饕餮纹

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Decorative Designs in Chinese Art 中国文物的纹饰 Summary 总结 2
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors 1
Decorative Designs in Chinese Art 中国文物的纹饰 Bronze Ware Decorative Patterns 青铜器花纹 1