Alternative names: Sua Ni, Suan Mi, Swan-i
Origin: Taoist Mythology, Chinese Mythology
In another version, Suanmi was renown for his propensity for resting in contemplation,  for he enjoyed sitting down.  Later, in a religious role, Suanmi tended to the fire believed to burn for eternity, and he explained its importance to children as he tended it. 
Thus, Suanmi was represented on the bases of Buddhist images,  as well as Buddhist thrones.  Suanmi's image was also added to the legs of incense burners  and the pots or stands that hold incense for religious ceremonies. 
The motif of Suanmi was used to protect houses from fire. 
Suanmi was one of the nine dragon sons, so his features were much like those of the traditional long dragon.
- Suanmi was one of the nine sons of the dragon. 
- He loved playing with fire  and the smoke it produced. 
- He was renown for his contemplation,  for he loved sitting and resting. 
- He tended to the eternal fire and explained its importance to children. 
- His image was used on the bases of Buddhist thrones, as well as on incense burners and holders. 
- His motif was used to protect houses from fire. 
- The Dragon Kings
- The Nine Dragon Scroll
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