In Chinese culture, the magpie is a symbol of happiness. The singing magpie foretells good luck and happiness. It & # 39; and why Chinese people call it & # 39; Happy Magpie & # 39;. The Manchu minority in northern China, even in respect of these birds sacred animals. The magpie called China & # 39; xi que & # 39; and the character & # 39; xi & # 39; It means happiness. Two magpies facing each other are used to symbolize double happiness.
Legends for magpies are also found in historical records about Manchu. One day when the sky goddess named Fokulon playing with her two brothers at the lake, a beautiful magpie flew over a red fruit in the mouth. The bird fell to the fruit and Fokulon picked it up and ate it. A few months later, she gave birth to a son (Bukulirongshun), and was the ancestor of the Manchu minority.
The descendants Bukulirongshun and he himself is all the brave and skilled warriors. These data represent the neighboring tribes as a potential threat. It was decided that alliance and wipe out the growing strain. One lucky boy Fanch escaped the slaughter and ran until dusk fell. This little guy almost caught when a magpie lighted on his head. Fortunately, hunters can not be mixed on a tree trunk when Fanch was still a gray area, as well as the runners ran in the other direction. The boy was saved by the magpie, and he was the only survivor of the genocide of the trunk.
The little boy was so grateful for the bird, which brought good luck and happiness. And because it is the Manchu people began to consider the bird as a symbol of luck and happiness. The man became Manchu China & # 39; and Emperor in 1644, and established the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).