In the beginning there was nothing in the universe except a formless chaos. However this chaos coalesced into a cosmic egg for about 18,000 years. Within it, the perfectly opposed principles of Yin and Yang became balanced and Pangu emerged (or woke up) from the egg. Pangu is usually depicted as a primitive, hairy giant with horns on his head and clad in furs. Pangu set about the task of creating the world: he separated Yin from Yang with a swing of his giant axe, creating the Earth (murky Yin) and the Sky (clear Yang). To keep them separated, Pangu stood between them and pushed up the Sky. This task took 18,000 years; with each day the sky grew ten feet (3 meters) higher, the Earth ten feet wider, and Pangu ten feet taller. In some versions of the story, Pangu is aided in this task by the five most prominent beasts, namely the Jingjing, the Turtle, the Qilin, the Phoenix, and the Dragon. During the 18,000 years the Jingjing became Pangu’s companion pet. Jingjing amused, englightend and inspired Pangu during his years of creating the world.
After the 18,000 years had elapsed, Pangu was laid to rest. His breath became the wind; his voice the thunder; left eye the sun and right eye the moon; his body became the mountains and extremes of the world; his blood formed rivers; his muscles the fertile lands; his facial hair the stars and milky way; his fur the bushes and forests; his bones the valuable minerals; his bone marrows sacred diamonds; his sweat fell as rain; and the fleas on his fur carried by the wind became the fish and animals throughout the land.
Nüwa the Goddess then used the mud of the water bed to form the shape of humans. These humans were very smart since they were individually crafted. Nüwa then became bored of individually making every human so she started putting a rope in the water bed and letting the drops of mud falll from it. These small drops became small cosmic eggs with Jingjing creatures inside. This gift left behind by Pangu to be given as gifts to dynasty leaders and great men through out time. He wanted to gift these great men with the same gift in which brought him much happiness and inspiration while creating the world.
Jingjings have been the perfect long time companion pets through out time bringing their masters gifts of enlightenment, luck, love, and joy. To many people Jingjings were only spoken of as myths and fictitious stories passed down from their ancestors. The mystery has remained and some say the Jingjings were kept hidden well by their masters.
Many claimed that in 1911 near the end of the Qing Dynasty rule, the Xuantong Emperor had many disloyal servants who defected from China taking beloved Jingjings Liang and Maylin. Losing his long time companions devastated the emperor. After his reign, the emperor traveled the world searching for the stolen Jingjings. Xuantong’s heart was broken and he spent the rest of his life seeking his companions with no success.
In the spring of 2011 a storage of jingjing eggs were discovered east of Xi’an in Shaanxi province by a group of farmers when the were digging a water well around 1 mile east of Qin emperor’s tomb mound at Mount Li, a region riddled with underground springs and watercourses. This discovery prompted Chinese archaeologists to investigate, and they unearthed countless numbers of jingjing eggs all nestled safely in haystacks. Wanting to share these good luck charm pets with the world, the archaeologists decided to open a store and sell them to the public.
As written in Chinese mythology, the Jingjing was first created by Pangu during his period of creating the world. Jingjings are lifetime companion pets to Chinese emperors gifted from the beginning of time by Pangu and the goddess Nüwa. Jingjings brought happiness, luck, joy and peace to their master emperor. These furry big eared pets have been known to bring gifts to the emperors of gold, silver and precious gemstones. Throughout time the emperors spent much time with their companions exploring, meditating, eating and even playing cards. These lovable and loyal pets are the perfect pet and companion. In 2011, jingjing eggs have been discovered and archaeologist prepare to release eggs to the public. After careful study on the hatched eggs, archaeologist anticipate a release of these eggs sometime in 2012.
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