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Four Mythical Creature Archetypes

The four mythical creatures of Vietnam are symbols that represent auspicious blessings. The 4 mythical creatures are the Phoenix, Dragon, Turtle, and Qilin. These symbols are found throughout Vietnam and much of South East and East Asia. More than just decorations, these creatures each have a symbolic meaning and blessing when used.

  • The Phoenix rises from the ashes of its nest and is a symbol of rebirth and regeneration. It appears in times of calm and symbolizes peace

  • The Dragon is strong and fierce and represents power and strength

  • The Turtle’s long life and endurance serves as a symbol for longevity, strength, and intelligence.

  • The Qilin is a mythical creature also often referred to as a unicorn, that demonstrates faith, good fortune, and strength.

I lived in Vietnam for five years and each of these creatures cropped up again and again. They adorn temples, they inspire festivals, they find their way into several facets of contemporary living. I started drawing them, doodles at first, then coloring pages, and I started to create digital art based on these images of mythical creatures in 2017. This archetypal representation of the creatures slowly materialized over the last four years: I have worked and reworked them, as they have become full of more meaning and mystery with each fractal, each layer, each spiral of truth.

Each piece carries the symbolism of each mythical creature while also presenting the strengths of different archetypes. The archetypes and the qualities they display were chosen based upon the meaning of the creature they represent and the felt experience of each completed piece. Whether one of these art pieces resides in your collection, or you experience it as a viewer, may it imbue its blessing and archetypal strengths upon you.

Turtle Priest

The Turtle symbolises longevity, strength, and intelligence. Here, he takes the form of the Priest archetype, serving as a spiritual channel of divinity. He is in a constant pursuit of knowledge and development intellectually. He seeks to maintain the knowledge that has been acquired, understand more, and pass on this knowledge to others.

Mantra “May I serve as a light to others, May I help others to see the light within themselves.”

*Collect all 4 Archetypes in the primary sale and I will use a photo of you to turn you into a 1:1 NFT Archetype using design elements from these 4 Archetypes

The Metta-Verse collection image

The Metta-Verse is a collection of artworks created by PHLERP Designs, with the intention of providing a visual space in the Metaverse for Peace, Harmony, Liberation, Enlightenment, Resonance, and Presence. As humanity moves into the metaverse it is important to remain mindful and grounded in the present. It is the intention of The Metta-Verse Collection to assist viewers in providing a visual artistic means to reach this end.

"Metta" is a Pali word that is loosely translated as "loving kindness." However, this word encompasses more than this. Ruth King describes Metta as, "Kindness without exception, an indiscriminate friendliness." The practice of Metta in Buddhist circles is the practice of compassion for all beings

This collection will beautify your NFT Collection, they will provide a sense of unity and harmony for viewers. Furthermore, pieces will include unlockable content to provide assistance in mindfulness offline.

Category Art
Contract Address0x495f...7b5e
Token ID
Token StandardERC-1155
ChainEthereum
MetadataCentralized
Creator Earnings
10%

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By PHLERP
By PHLERP

Four Mythical Creature Archetypes

The four mythical creatures of Vietnam are symbols that represent auspicious blessings. The 4 mythical creatures are the Phoenix, Dragon, Turtle, and Qilin. These symbols are found throughout Vietnam and much of South East and East Asia. More than just decorations, these creatures each have a symbolic meaning and blessing when used.

  • The Phoenix rises from the ashes of its nest and is a symbol of rebirth and regeneration. It appears in times of calm and symbolizes peace

  • The Dragon is strong and fierce and represents power and strength

  • The Turtle’s long life and endurance serves as a symbol for longevity, strength, and intelligence.

  • The Qilin is a mythical creature also often referred to as a unicorn, that demonstrates faith, good fortune, and strength.

I lived in Vietnam for five years and each of these creatures cropped up again and again. They adorn temples, they inspire festivals, they find their way into several facets of contemporary living. I started drawing them, doodles at first, then coloring pages, and I started to create digital art based on these images of mythical creatures in 2017. This archetypal representation of the creatures slowly materialized over the last four years: I have worked and reworked them, as they have become full of more meaning and mystery with each fractal, each layer, each spiral of truth.

Each piece carries the symbolism of each mythical creature while also presenting the strengths of different archetypes. The archetypes and the qualities they display were chosen based upon the meaning of the creature they represent and the felt experience of each completed piece. Whether one of these art pieces resides in your collection, or you experience it as a viewer, may it imbue its blessing and archetypal strengths upon you.

Turtle Priest

The Turtle symbolises longevity, strength, and intelligence. Here, he takes the form of the Priest archetype, serving as a spiritual channel of divinity. He is in a constant pursuit of knowledge and development intellectually. He seeks to maintain the knowledge that has been acquired, understand more, and pass on this knowledge to others.

Mantra “May I serve as a light to others, May I help others to see the light within themselves.”

*Collect all 4 Archetypes in the primary sale and I will use a photo of you to turn you into a 1:1 NFT Archetype using design elements from these 4 Archetypes

The Metta-Verse collection image

The Metta-Verse is a collection of artworks created by PHLERP Designs, with the intention of providing a visual space in the Metaverse for Peace, Harmony, Liberation, Enlightenment, Resonance, and Presence. As humanity moves into the metaverse it is important to remain mindful and grounded in the present. It is the intention of The Metta-Verse Collection to assist viewers in providing a visual artistic means to reach this end.

"Metta" is a Pali word that is loosely translated as "loving kindness." However, this word encompasses more than this. Ruth King describes Metta as, "Kindness without exception, an indiscriminate friendliness." The practice of Metta in Buddhist circles is the practice of compassion for all beings

This collection will beautify your NFT Collection, they will provide a sense of unity and harmony for viewers. Furthermore, pieces will include unlockable content to provide assistance in mindfulness offline.

Category Art
Contract Address0x495f...7b5e
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Token StandardERC-1155
ChainEthereum
MetadataCentralized
Creator Earnings
10%
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