#4. Chinese Dragons and Ancient Celestial Guardians
The four celestial guardians are the vermilion bird, the white tiger, the black tortoise, and the dragon. The dragon represents the east and the elements of wood based on the ancient Chinese astrology and the Five Element theory. The vermilion bird represents the south and the element of fire. The white tiger represents the west and the element of gold, and the black tortoise represents the north and element of water.