“Stone lion (石獅)”
© 2012 | Ming Santos
The lions are always presented in pairs, a manifestation of yin and yang, the female representing yin and the male yang. The male lion has its right front paw on an embroidered ball called a “xiu qiu” (绣球). The female is essentially identical, but has a cub under the closer (left) paw to the male, representing the cycle of life. Symbolically, the female fu lion protects those dwelling inside, while the male guards the structure. Sometimes the female has her mouth closed, and the male open. This symbolizes the enunciation of the sacred word “om”. However, Japanese adaptions state that the male is inhaling, representing life, while the female exhales, representing death.
The Buddhist version of the Lion was originally introduced to Han China as the protector of dharma and these lions have been found in religious art as early as 208 BC. Gradually they were incorporated as guardians of the Chinese Imperial dharm. As such, these sculptures are also called as Foshi (佛獅) - Buddha’s Lion - in reference to a religious context that the lion is the protector of the Buddha.
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Necrotizing Fasciitis, also known as, the flesh-eating bacteria. Very rare and goes hand-in-hand with the bacteria that causes strep throat.
The best part about this flesh-eating killer is that the first signs and symptoms are the same as that of the flu’s.
not quite sure, but i think it is caused by S. pyogenes