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[Discuss] The Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit

Discussion in 'Thai Amulets & Buchas General Discussion' started by Tien, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Tien
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    I am seeing more and more of this nine-tailed fox spirit stuffs in the market and some of them the prices are not cheap. Please spend a little bit of your precious time reading the following & I would like to hear from you in what ways can the nine-tailed fox spirit benefits the wearers? :confused2:

    Biography of Su Daji - The Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit

    Daji (妲己; Pinyin: Dájǐ) was a favourite concubine of King Zhou of Shang, the last king of the Shang Dynasty in ancient China. Daji is a classic example of how a beauty causes the downfall of an empire/dynasty in Chinese culture. She is portrayed as an evil nine-tailed fox spirit in the Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi.

    Daji was from a noble family called Su (蘇) from the state of Yousu (有蘇). Hence, she was also known as "Su Daji" since her family name was "Su". In 1047 BC, King Zhou of Shang conquered Yousu and took Daji as his prize.

    King Zhou became extremely obsessed and infatuated with Daji and started to neglect state affairs in order to keep her company. He used any means necessary to ingratiate himself with her and to please her. Daji liked animals so he built her a zoological Xanadu with several rare species of birds and animals. He also ordered artists to compose lewd music and choreograph bawdy dances to satisfy her musical taste. He gathered 3000 guests at one party to indulge in his "pond of wine" and "forest of meat". He allowed the guests to play a cat and mouse game in the nude in the forest to amuse Daji. When one of King Zhou's concubines, the daughter of Lord Jiu, protested at the sight of debauchery, King Zhou had her executed. Her father was ground in pieces and his flesh fed to King Zhou's vassals.

    Daji said that her greatest joy was to hear people cry in physical torment. Once, she saw a farmer walking barefoot on ice and ordered his feet cut off so she could study them and figure out why they were so resistant to low temperatures. On another occasion, she had a pregnant woman's belly cut open so it satisfied her curiosity to find out what happened inside. To verify an ancient saying that "a good man's heart has seven apertures", she even had the heart of the minister Bi Gan (King Zhou's uncle) dug out and subjected to her fertile scrutiny.

    Daji was best known for her invention of a method of torture known as Paoluo (炮烙). A bronze cylinder covered with oil was heated like a furnace with charcoal beneath until its sides became extremely hot. The victim was made to walk on top of the slowly heating cylinder and he was forced to shift his feet to avoid the burning. The oily surface made it difficult for the victim to maintain his position and balance. If the victim falls into the charcoal below, he would be burnt to death. The victim was forced to "dance" and scream in agony before dying eventually while the observing King Zhou and Daji would laugh in delight.

    Daji was executed on the orders of King Wu of Zhou after the fall of the Shang Dynasty on the advice of Jiang Ziya.


    In literature

    Daji is featured in the Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi as a major antagonist. She was the first featured corrupter of the declining Shang Dynasty in the novel. Her father Su Hu gave her in to King Zhou of Shang as an appeasement offer after armed conflict broke out between Su's and Shang military forces.

    One night before Daji was sent to the capital city of Zhaoge, she was possessed by the evil nine-tailed fox spirit (aka Thousand-Year-Old Vixen). When Daji arrived in Zhaoge, she became the centre of attention of King Zhou and caused the king to be extremely obsessed with her. King Zhou neglected state affairs to keep her company and ignored the advice of his subjects. Yunzhongzi was the first man to act against Daji by giving the king a magical peach-wood sword which would make Daji ill and kill her eventually. She rose above the ranks from a minor concubine to become the queen based on the king's favouritism towards her.

    Daji was blamed for the fall of the Shang Dynasty by corrupting King Zhou and causing him to neglect state affairs and rule with tyranny and despotism. This ultimately led to the dynasty's decline and widespread chaos. King Zhou's tyranny incurred the anger and resentment of the common people, who eventually rose up in revolt against him under King Wu of Zhou's leadership. After the fall of the Shang Dynasty, Daji was exorcised by Jiang Ziya (aka Jiang Taigong) and died eventually.
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    if u really asked me, i never believe in this fox thingy. more like a market hype.
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    You are The Awaken One. :biggthumpup1:
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    This is just one example of many such recorded cases. Actually I place some doubts on the account due to the political stuff (similar to the case of Elisabeth Bathory). The ironic thing is rather that nowadays fox amulets pop up from areas where historically fox spirits don't exist and have not been reported (simply because there are also no foxes running wild).

    A interesting scholarly book on the topic is The cult of the fox by Kang Xiaofei btw.
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    I heard of people going all the way to spend S$300++ just to buy this nine-tailed fox spirit. And frankly speaking, this "jinx" originated not from Thailand but long long time ago in the ancient Chinese epic since 1047 BC. I don't know how much does the maker of such amulets knows about the "Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit", but probably even if he knows he will tell the buyer the "jinx" knowing she has done many wicked things in the past and now wants to help the humans so as to gain good merits to advance to heaven....blah blah blah etc.
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    just curious this amulet is made for girls to go round hunt for man ah??? so only female can use???
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    Maybe let you "shiok" first, "die" later. Hehehehehehehe! :biggrin:
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    Well, the only connection I could think of is the the portrait of female foxes as promiscuous women...so maybe they actually attach the ghost of such a formerly human woman to the oil/amulet/whatever. Basically nothing else than powered by NMP once again then.
    Real foxes would not go to heaven when making merits though, just as humans becoming fox spirits is quite different also.
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    I believe the maker does not even know the symbolic meaning of 9 in Chinese Philosophy. :biggrin:
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    Maybe he understands the nature of many men likes to mix around with "vixens". Hehehehehe. :biggrin: Another market demand. :tongue2:
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    Later wear liao like king zhou.. Hahaha die and rot in wine pool
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    At least he enjoyed his life to the fullest before dying in the wine pool.... :wahaha::heehee:

    If amulet not working...the flow of events may be:

    Waste $$$$ > Did not enjoy life> Die in wine pool??? :crycry::eek2:
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    Just like the old chinese saying....酒池肉林,醉生梦死。Might even ended up dying on the bed with the "little brother" still standing. :biggrin:
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    This one dun need fox spirit liao. Just pop viagra together with ice.
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    Alot of guys don't mind die this way :boink:
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    They better make sure not die under these sort of vixens. :biggrin:

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    Hahahaaha. Classic show. Stephen chow movie right. But the AC that make the fox amulet is quite renowned. Wonder why he go make such a amulet. ESP since 9 tailed fox doesnt exist in thai culture. Only in china and jap culture right
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    I do not know whether are there any fox spirits in the takruts. Even if there are spirits in the takruts, they may not be the real "fox spirits". With due respect to the maker, if he go to the jungle and do a massive summon of spirits into the takruts (I do not know the actual process though), then no one can guarantee whether is it the "fox spirits" or other types of spirits (101 types especially in jungles).

    And yes, fox spirits do exist (absorb the moon essence - 吸取月亮精华) and there are many in numbers, especially in China's sichuan area. Not all fox spirits are bad, in fact some of them do help people as they are quite powerful after few hundred years of cultivation.
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    Not just fox spirit....it has to be "nine-tailed fox spirit". One tail less also no count. :tongue2:
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    "Quality"...not "Quantity". You can have 3,000 but none can even compare to one. :hahahahaha:

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