Jeff Nishinaka’s paper dragons.  I often feel that Chinese "dragons" are overrepresented -- that the long does not get mentioned in Chinese folk religion and lore anywhere near as often as it does in western projections of Chinese lore -- but this papercraft image is just so damn cool.

Jeff Nishinaka’s paper dragons. I often feel that Chinese "dragons" are overrepresented -- that the long does not get mentioned in Chinese folk religion and lore anywhere near as often as it does in western projections of Chinese lore -- but this papercraft image is just so damn cool.

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Symbols from twelve world religious movements.  Row 1: Bahá'í Faith, Buddhism  Row 2: Christianity, Chinese folk religion, Hinduism, Islam  Row 3: Jainism, Judaism, Paganism, Shinto  Row 4: Sikhism, Taoism

Symbols from twelve world religious movements. Row 1: Bahá'í Faith, Buddhism Row 2: Christianity, Chinese folk religion, Hinduism, Islam Row 3: Jainism, Judaism, Paganism, Shinto Row 4: Sikhism, Taoism

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Nordic Yggdrasil Tree… For all you Norwegians out there with Viking ancestors.

Nordic Yggdrasil Tree… For all you Norwegians out there with Viking ancestors.

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Chinese Folk Religion - Xinpu Temple Mazu Altar, Sinwu by jfahler, via Flickr

Chinese Folk Religion - Xinpu Temple Mazu Altar, Sinwu by jfahler, via Flickr

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"Botánicas such as this one in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, cater to the Latino community and sell folk medicine alongside statues of Catholic saints, candles decorated with prayers, lucky bamboo, and other items."

"Botánicas such as this one in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, cater to the Latino community and sell folk medicine alongside statues of Catholic saints, candles decorated with prayers, lucky bamboo, and other items."

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Folk Religion in China | Statue of a Taizu deity ( deified important ancestor) inside a temple ...

Folk Religion in China | Statue of a Taizu deity ( deified important ancestor) inside a temple ...

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Theyyam, popular Hindu ritual art form of worship in North Kerala, India

Theyyam, popular Hindu ritual art form of worship in North Kerala, India

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Médiathèque Caraïbe (lameca) - Palos drumming of the Dominican Republic - 1. A Panorama of Dominican Folk Religion and its Music

Médiathèque Caraïbe (lameca) - Palos drumming of the Dominican Republic - 1. A Panorama of Dominican Folk Religion and its Music

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Tengu bird mask by Miss monster. Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god

Tengu bird mask by Miss monster. Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god

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