Oriental Lore

In the Orient, swans represent gracefulness, nobility and valor. They are also symbolize music. Stories from Siam and Malaysia mention swan maidens.

Li Tzu reported that the Mongols made the Chou Emperor Mu drink swan’s blood.

A Chinese idiom refers to someone who demands an undeserved reward: “You are a scoundrel who wants to eat swan meat.”

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