Yang Jing

Yang Jing

In Chinese mythology, Yang Jing is the goat god to whom peasants make sacrifices so that their livestock may be free of the depredations of wild beasts. Yang Jing is depicted wearing a goat’s head mask and a goatskin. We find a close relationship here with the animal herdsman-god, the satyr Pan.

John and Caitlin Matthews, The Element Encyclopaedia of Magical Creatures, 2013, Yang Jing, p 530

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