Basic Information

Alternative names: Pa-hia
Alternative spellings: Ba Xia
Type/Species: Long, Draconic Hybrid
Origin: Taoist Mythology, Chinese Mythology

About Baxia

Baxia was one of the nine sons of the dragon. He enjoyed transporting heavy items across the land, [3] or at least liked to carry weighty objects. [2] For this reason, his father ordered that his image be placed under grave monuments and other important statues, [2] and to this day, Baxia's image can be found at the bottom of stone monuments. [1]

Physical Description

Baxia was a long dragon, sometimes described as being part-tortoise. [2] In ancient times, Baxia was a simple turtle, and many people see Baxia's image and assume him to be a turtle, not a dragon. [1] However, Baxia has the body of a turtle and the head of a dragon. [1]

Quick Facts

  • Baxia was one of the nine sons of the dragon. [1]
  • He was part-long, part-turtle. [2]
  • He was known for his ability to bear and to carry heavy objects. [3]

Related Articles


  1. Bates 47
  2. De Visser 101
  3. National Geographic [Essential] 342

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