Twelve animals that became gods.
When the year changes, many people look at the year's zodiac and wish for good luck for the year as well as the good meaning of the animal. In addition, by combining the characteristics of the zodiac animal's appearance, personality, and habits, it is also possible to predict the character and ability of the person born in the year. Not too long ago, there was a custom of looking at compatibility based on the zodiac sign at the time of marriage. Although the folklore meaning of the zodiac animals cannot be ignored, the zodiac was the product of ancient people's astronomical observations and geographic research before the zodiac animals, and its essence is a means to secure happiness and well-being by applying cosmic laws and truths to human affairs.
The 12 zodiac gods are animals called the zodiac gods and the zodiac kings who protect the land, and the order of the 12 animals is as follows. Rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig are used in Chinese characters in that order. It is called Ja, Chuk, In, Myo, Jin, Sa, Oh, Mi, God, Yu, Sul, and Year, and it is also used as a 12 time unit according to the time when animals are active according to the order of the 12 zodiac signs.
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