Mythological creatures come alive in Big Fish

Rushou 蓐收 is the harvest god and has tiger paws. He rides two dragons to work and has a pet snake.

Rushou 蓐收 is the harvest god, which explains the giant fortune cookie costume. He rides two dragons to work and has a pet snake.

Learn about mythological creatures from The Classic of Mountains and Seas with this beautiful set of character posters from currently-screening animated feature Big Fish and Begonia 大鱼海棠. 

Kun 鲲 is a fish whose body can become an Island when still, yet can fly when it wishes. He's the Big Fish in the film, and used to be a human.

Kun 鲲 is a big fish whose body can become an Island when still, yet can fly when it wishes. In the film, he used to be a human.

The part-bird part-human Jumang 句芒 makes trees grow. Like his brother Rushou, He also rides two dragons to work.

The part-bird part-human Jumang 句芒 makes trees grow. Like his brother Rushou, he also rides two dragons to work.

Pixiu 貔貅 sucks in money but can't poop it out. It's that lion-like thing you see in front of Chinese stores.

Pixiu 貔貅 sucks in money but can’t poop it out. It’s that lion-like thing you see in front of Chinese stores.

Zhurong taught people how to light up fire. You can thank him for the existence of a majority of deliciously cooked Chinese food.

Zhurong taught people how to light up fire. You can thank him for the existence of a majority of deliciously cooked Chinese food.

The Phoenix 凤凰 is the emperor of all birds and a symbolism of everything nice in this world.

The Phoenix 凤凰 is the ruler of all birds and a symbolism of everything nice in this world.

Chisongzi (赤松子) was a rain priest before eating some crystal that made him impervious to burning. Then he set himself on fire and became an immortal.

Chisongzi (赤松子) was a rain priest before eating some crystal that made him impervious to burning. Then he set himself on fire and became an immortal.

Dijiang 帝江 is the duo-winner of The Voice and So You Think You Can Dance, Classics of Mountains and Seas edition. It has no face, six legs, and four wings.

Dijiang 帝江 is the duo-winner of The Voice and So You Think You Can Dance, Classic of Mountains and Seas edition. It has no face, six legs, and four wings.

Leizu 嫘祖 discovered how to make clothes out of silk. She is the wife of the Yellow Emperor.

Leizu 嫘祖 discovered how to make clothes out of silk. She is the wife of the Yellow Emperor.

Baize 白泽 is the defense against the dark arts teacher you wish you had. It knows how to get rid of every demon and monster. It reserves its appearances for worthy individuals.

Baize 白泽 is the defense against the dark arts teacher you wish you had. It knows how to get rid of every demon and monster. It reserves its appearances for worthy individuals.

Fuzhu 夫诸 is a beautiful deer-like creature with four antlers (not depicted here) who is gentle and sweet and brings floods and chaos everywhere it goes.

Fuzhu 夫诸 is a beautiful deer-like creature with four antlers (not correctly-depicted here) who is gentle and sweet and brings floods and chaos everywhere it goes.

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