Gender Masculine & Feminine
Other Forms FormsGenbu (Japanese), Hyeonmu (Korean)
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Meaning & History
Xuán-Wǔ is a Xiang (象) one of the four Symbols that include all the constellations of Chinese System. Xuán-Wǔ is known as Black Tortoise or Black Turtle in English but Black Warrior in Chinese. It is a mythological spirit creature fixed with snake and turtle, the darkness messager, the power of water, the north, the front, the winter.