Pig-Dragon: The Mysterious Creature of Xijiang

Learn about the enigmatic Pig-Dragon of Xijiang, a short dragon-like creature with a taste for geese and ducks, and the legends surrounding it.

The Pig-Dragon, native to the Xijiang region, has a short and dragon-like appearance, capable of flying horizontally. It often emerges from the river and hunts geese and ducks along the riverbank. People who capture the Pig-Dragon often sell its meat to the Chen and Ke families. Both of these families are descendants of Chen Youliang, and for generations, they have been consuming Pig-Dragon meat, while people from other families dare not eat it. One day, a guest from Jiangxi obtained a Pig-Dragon and tied it to a boat. When the boat stopped at the Qiantang River, the rope holding the Pig-Dragon loosened slightly, and the Pig-Dragon suddenly jumped into the river. Instantly, the waves surged, and the merchant ship was tossed about by the waves, eventually sinking.

《猪婆龙》

猪婆龙产于西江,形似龙而短,能横飞,常出沿江岸扑食鹅鸭。或猎得之,则货其肉于陈、柯。此二姓皆友谅之裔,世食猪婆龙肉,他族不敢食也。一客自江右来,得一头,絷舟中。一日,泊舟钱塘,缚稍懈,忽跃入江。俄顷,波涛大作,估舟倾沉。

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