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Jade Cicadas
March 19, 2003 5:42 AM   Subscribe

Jade Cicadas in ancient China [more]
posted by hama7 (2 comments total)

 
The ancient Chinese regarded cicadas as symbols of rebirth or immortality.

Deceased royals might be buried in a jade suit with jade plugs inserted in body openings. Jade cicadas, might be placed on the deceased person's tongue.
posted by hama7 at 5:43 AM on March 19, 2003


Deceased royals might be buried in a jade suit with jade plugs inserted in body openings.

TMI!
posted by Slithy_Tove at 8:00 AM on March 19, 2003


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