青龙神君Qing Long Shen Jun
This is a colored clay sculpture, dressed in suits of golden armour, holding in one hand a long dagger-axe, while in the other a dragon.
Qing Long originated from the worship of twenty-eight ancient stars and is the Deity of the Eastern Seven Stars, which included Jiao (角), Kang (亢), Di (氐), Fang (房), Xin (心), Wei (尾), Ji (箕). These stars resemble the image of a dragon, have green color, belong to wood within the Five Elements, and are also collectively named as the Green Dragon.
Qing Long is a deity responsible for written language, wealth, transportation, forestry, clothing, documents and contracts, government, promotions, religion, marriage, childbirth, festive celebrations and medicine. Images and expressions of Qing Long are also applied in ancient times in Taoist Nei Dan (内丹), meaning internal alchemy.