Calendrical animals Vietnamese, Tai, UiGur, Chinese, Japanese

Vietnamese 10 Stems (S&TR, p. 154)

1

Giap (Salt-water)

2

At (Well-water)

3

Binh (Lightning)

4

Dinh (Incense)

5

Mau (Living tree)

6

Ki (Timber)

7

Canh (Mineral)

8

Tan (Metal vase)

9

Nham (Virgin land)

10

Qui (Cultivated land)

Phakey

L-CC, p. 34 (Table 2) -- animals of days of week

L-CC, p. 46 (Table 4) -- animals of male name-praefixes

S&T-R, p. 154 -- Vietnamese animals of the 12 Branches

day

animal

praefix

animal

#

 

sun

garud.a

       
   

7th

wildcat

   
   

6th

otter

   
   

5th

cat

4th

Meo 'cat' instead of Mao 'hare'

mon

tigre

4th

tigre

3rd

tigre

tues

lion

       
   

3rd

bear

   
   

2nd

crocodile

   

wednes

elephant

1st

elephant

   

thurs

mouse

   

1st

rat

fri

goat

   

8th

goat

satur

dragon

   

5th

dragon

UiGur 12 (BM, p. 398)

1-4

5

animal

body-part

prognostic

1

7

mouse

"man"

great hail-fall

2

8

ox

eyen

war

3

 

panther (monkey in text 5)

(? krani)

death to animals

4

10

hare

shoulders

many fish

5

5

serpent

feet

prince

6

12

snake

breast

dry

7

11

horse

soul

great rains

8

6

Sheep {[Viet] Goat}

head

"dense waters" {cf. "dense water" in sun according to Puran.a-s}

9

1

monkey

waist

wars

10

2

chicken

thoughts (?)

hail

11

3

hound

shins

rain

12

4

swine

genitals

"many waters" {cf. "voice of many waters" in Revelation of St. John}

"Polovtsian years" (Russian) texts 1-4 vs. text 5 (body-part & prognostic from text 5)

Chinese 12--------variants-------------Japanese 36-------Chinese 28---------Chinese 26

1. rat

 

1. rat

20. rat

11.1 rat "Lord of the Earth-Altar"

 

1. elephant (Kala) [cf. flying elephants in Puran.a-s]

2. mouse

21. bat [able to fly]

11.2 bat "God"

2. ox

2. cow (Cuja river Teleut)

3. bull

22. ox

12. ox "Student"

   

4. crayfish

23. unicorn

 
   

5. tortoise

   
   

6. wildcat

   
   

7. leopard

24. leopard

 

3. tiger

 

8. tiger

25. tiger

1.1 tiger "Inspector"

       

1.2 wolf "Lord of the Road"

 

3. fox (C^akas)

9. fox

27. fox

1.3 old fox "Commander-in-Chief"

 

4. rat (Kala)

     

4. hare

 

10. hare

27. hare

2.1 hare "Elder"

       

2.2 elk "East-king father"

   

11. badger

28. badger

 
       

2.3 deer "West-queen mother"

5. dragon

 

12. dragon

1. dragon

3.1 dragon "Rain-maker"

 

5. lizard (C^akas)

13. shark

2. boa

 
   

14. fish

 

3.2 fish "Lord of the River"

   

15. oyster

 

3.3 crab "Lord Intestineless"

   

16. jellyfish

   

6. snake

 

17. snake

4. snake

4.1 earth-altar snake "Poor Me!"

   

18. stag

5. little deer

4.2 tortoise "Lord of Seasons"

7. horse

 

19. horse

6. horse

5.1 horse San-kun

   

20. ass

7. big deer; or, munc^ak

5.2 aged tree "Genie"

8. sheep

 

21. she-goat

8. ram

6.1 ram "Master"

   

22. wild goose

 

6.2 fallow deer "Official"

   

23. falcon

   
   

24. fox

9. wild hound; or, tapir

 
   

25. ape

10. little monkey

7.1 monkey "Lord"

9. ape

 

26. ape

11. big monkey

7.2 ape C^iu-c^'in

   

27. raven

12. crow

8.1 aged fowl "General"

10. chicken

 

28. cock chicken

13. cock chicken

 
 

11. crane (C^akas)

29. pheasant

14. pheasant

8.2 pheasant "Bandit-Catcher"

11. hound

 

30. hound

15. hound

9.1 hound "man's name"

   

31. wolf

16. wolf

9.2 fox C^'en-yan Kun

   

32. wolf

17. emmeteater; or, porcupine

 

12. pig

 

34. pig

18. pig

10.1 pig "Lord of the gods"

 

12.goat (C^akas)

35.

 

10.2 jade or gold "Lady"

 

1. chicken (Cuja river Teleut)

36. swallow

19. swallow

 
         
 

M&EC, Table 41

M&EC, Table 40

loc. cit.

AMR, p. 288

L-CC = B. J. Terwiel: The Tai of Assam and Ancient Tai Ritual. Vol. I: "Life-cycle Ceremonies." Centre for South East Asian Studies, Gaya,1980.

S&T-R = B. J. Terwiel: The Tai of Assam and Ancient Tai Ritual. Vol. II: "Sacrifices and Time-Reckoning." Centre for South East Asian Studies, Gaya, 1981.

BM = MAGIC IN HISTORY SERIES. W.F. Ryan: The Bathhouse at Midnight. PA State U. Pr, 1999.

AMR = James R. Ware (transl.): Alchemy, Medicine Religion in the China of A.D. 320: the "Nei P'ien" of Ko Hung. The M.I.T. Press, 1966. (Chapter 17)

M&EC = Joe D. Stewart: MesoAmerican and EurAsian Calendars. PhD diss., U. of Calgary, 1974.