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14. Guan Yu
庇護 is not the most common word for a wall scroll but this is the word for protection in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
庇護 is the non-religious, non-superstitious form of protection.
庇護 can be translated as shelter, shield, defend, safeguard, take under one's wing, to put under protection. In certain context, it means to grant asylum or give refuge and sanctuary.
See Also: Guardian Angel
保佑 is the more religious and sometimes superstitious word for protection in Chinese. It's sort of a blessing of protection, and is often translated as "bless and protect", "blessing", or "to bless".
This would be used the protection or blessing that a deity (such as God) would bestow upon you. It is not religion-specific in the same way that a language itself cannot be specific to any religion.
Note: Sometimes the second character is written in the form shown to the right. Let us know if you have a preference when you place your order.
See Also: Guardian Angel
加護 is Japanese for "divine protection" or "the saving grace of God".
Please consider this blessing to be Japanese only. This can have the same meaning in the context of Buddhism in Chinese but it's also a nickname for "intensive care" at Chinese hospitals.
Note: My Japanese translator says this is not very commonly used in Japanese. I added this because a customer asked for it. There is not really a better Japanese phrase to express this idea - so this is it if you want it.
神龍庇護 is not the most common thing to say in Chinese but it is grammatically correct and a cool title.
The first character means "supernatural or saintly". The second is "dragon". The last two mean protection. You could also translate this as something like "Protected by the Dragon God" or more closely "Holy Dragon".
This is about as close as you can get to, "God Bless You" in Japanese.
This literally means, "[May] God Protect [You]". It can also mean, "God is Always With You", as the word in this phrase that means "protect" can also mean to follow or be with. In fact, the Japanese dictionary entry for that word reads like this: to protect; to guard; to defend; to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide; to observe; to follow.
Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.
護身道 is the title for the school of martial arts known as Goshin-Do.
The literal translation of these three characters is something like "self-protection way" or "protection of the body way".
To put this in context, the term 護身 is often used for charms or amulets that are meant to protect the wearer from harm.
Note: This phrase is pronounceable in Chinese, but it not commonly known in China.
盾 is the single character for "shield" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
This can also be translated as escutcheon, protection, buckler, or aegis.
神兵 is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean title that means "soldier dispatched by a god", or "soldier under the protection of the gods".
神兵 is used more in Japanese (especially in animation) than the other languages.
守護者 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for a protector, watcher, or keeper.
The character breakdown:
守護 = to guard; to protect; protection; safeguard.
者 = person; someone of that nature; someone doing that work, the one [who, which].
From this breakdown, you can translate this as, "The one who protects", "Someone who safeguards", or "guardian".
關羽 is the name Guan Yu, Army General for the Kingdom of Shu.
He is also known as Guan Gong (like saying Duke Guan or Sir Guan)
He was immortalized in the novel, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms".
He was a fearsome fighter, also famous for his virtue and loyalty. He is worshiped by some modern-day soldiers and has the title "Warrior Saint" in China. Some believe he offers safety and protection for military servicemen.
Guan Yu lived until 219 A.D.
This Chinese title, Guan Gong means, Lord Guan (The warrior saint of ancient China).
While his real name was Guan Yu / 關羽, he is commonly known by this title of Guan Gong / 關公.
Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Guan Gong for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle. Statues of Guan Gong are seen throughout China.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|hi go / higo||bì hù / bi4 hu4 / bi hu / bihu||pi hu / pihu|
|Blessings and Protection||保佑 / 保祐|
|bǎo yòu / bao3 you4 / bao you / baoyou||pao yu / paoyu|
|Blessings and Protection||祝福と保護||shukufuku to hogo|
|ka go / kago||jiā hù / jia1 hu4 / jia hu / jiahu||chia hu / chiahu|
|Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint||神龍庇護|
|shén lóng bì hù|
shen2 long2 bi4 hu4
shen long bi hu
|shen lung pi hu
|God Bless You|
God Be With You
|神さまが守るように||kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni|
kami sa ma ga mamo ru yo ni
|gou shin dou|
go shin do
|hù shēn dào|
hu4 shen1 dao4
hu shen dao
|hu shen tao
|Love and Protect||愛護|
|ai go / aigo||ài hù / ai4 hu4 / ai hu / aihu|
|Shield||盾||tate||dùn / dun4 / dun||tun|
|Divine Blessing||庇佑 / 庇祐|
|bì yòu / bi4 you4 / bi you / biyou||pi yu / piyu|
|Soldier of the Gods||神兵||shin pei / shinpei||shén bīng|
|God Bless You|
May God Protect You
|上帝保佑||shàng dì bǎo yòu|
shang4 di4 bao3 you4
shang di bao you
|shang ti pao yu
Saint of War
|wǔ shèng / wu3 sheng4 / wu sheng / wusheng|
|shu go sha / shugosha||shǒu hù zhě|
shou3 hu4 zhe3
shou hu zhe
|shou hu che
|guān yǔ / guan1 yu3 / guan yu / guanyu||kuan yü / kuanyü|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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