·Totem is an artistic image combined with animals and plants.
·It can be dated back to matriarchal clan society.
·Totem means “one’s relatives”
Totem is the species which peoples evolved from
Totem is regarded as their ancient ancestor.
Totem also means “symbol”
The symbol of one group, mainly in order to distinguish one group from the other.
·The image of dragon in mythology:
The body of snake, the foots of animals, the fur of horse, the trail of lguanids, the born
of deer, the claw of dog, the scale and beard of fish
·The symbol of emperor in every dynasty.
·The symbol of Huaxia clan tribal.
·Our Chinese are all the descendants of the dragon.
·Spirits: The dragon is a combination of athourity, Strength, and intelligence.
·The spirits of dragon is the spirits of our Chinese! Chinese are unbending, undefeatable……
The study of totem is really meaningful.
Through it, we may have a better understanding of a nation, its people and culture.
It can also be of great help to know the national characteristics.